Sports Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kenai Central physicals will be held Saturday

Dr. Carlson will be conducting physicals for Kenai Central student-athletes on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at the high school. The cost of the physical is $15. For more information, call Stacia Rustad at 690-0255.

Gilliland takes 17th in Sadler's Challenge

The 2009 Sadler's Alaska Challenge, the longest wheelchair and handcycle race in the world, started on Monday with a pair of stages in Seward.

The first stage was a 14-mile Exit Glacier time trial. In Men's Longseat Handcycle, Kenai's Rick Gilliland, 46, took 17th place with a time of 55 minutes, 11 seconds. The winner was Germany's Elmar Sternath at 34:54. Other winners were Mexico's Saul Mendoza in Men's Wheelchair at 56:39, Netherlands' Monique Van der Vorst in Women's Handcyle at 43:48 and Germany's Norbert Mosandl in Men's Kneeseat Handcyle at 37:53.

There also was a 12.4-mile Seward Criterium on Monday, but the results of that were not available as the Clarion went to press.

The race continues today with the 36-mile Hope Road race. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Hope Road turnoff.

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