Locally: Scaroni wins marathon in wheelchair division
Susannah Scaroni of Tekoa, a junior at the University of Illinois, won the women’s wheelchair division at the Los Angeles Marathon last Sunday with a time of 1 hour, 54 minutes, 39 seconds.
Scaroni, 21, who finished 33 seconds ahead of the runner-up, was eighth in the marathon in the 2012 Paraolympics in London representing Team St. Lukes of Spokane. Her time in London was 1:58:37.
Collin Overbay, a Seattle University sophomore from Gonzaga Prep, qualified for the 2013 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 19-22 in Des Moines, Iowa, with a time of 4 minutes, 14 seconds in setting a school indoor record on March 1 in a meet at the University of Washington.
Overbay’s time was three-quarters of a second faster than the qualifying standard. He continued his record-breaking season last Saturday at the Oregon Preview in Eugene with a school-record 8:30.19 in the 3,000-meter run.
• Kyle Baird, a sophomore at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., from Mead, was named to the California Community College Athletic Association All-Coast Conference South team and played in the sophomore showcase games on March 17. Baird averaged 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in league play.
• John Allen, the Western Washington senior who started his career at Washington State, added a couple more postseason awards following a stellar season for the Vikings.
Last week Allen was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II West All-District first team and was a third-team selection on the Daktronics Division II men’s All-America team. He leads the defending DII national champions, who have advanced to the Elite Eight this season, with a 17.3 scoring average.
Trevor Fox and Colin Carlson from The Golf Club at Black Rock in Coeur d’Alene tied for sixth and the father-son combo of Steve and Corey Prugh from Manito Golf & Country Club tied for 21st in the Pacific Northwest PGA Pro-Assistant Championship last week at Overlake Golf & Country Club in Medina, Wash.
Fox and Carlson combined for a 36-hole total of 138, six strokes behind the winners, to collect $1,062.50. The Prughs, two-time winners of the event (2008 and 2010), combined for a 141 and earned $265.63.
Cole McClellan from the Spokane Ski Race Association led six area athletes who had top-15 finishes in the inaugural Pacific Northwest Ski Association U14 (Buddy Werner) Championships last weekend at Mt. Hood in Oregon.
McClellan placed ninth in the men’s giant slalom on the first day of the event and collected the silver medal in the slalom on the second day for a third-place overall finish.
Schweitzer Alpine Racing School had five with top-15 finishes, led by Brennan Powell, who placed sixth in the men’s giant slalom and 13th in the slalom, and Chloe Lavelle with a 10th in the women’s GS and 12th in the slalom. Halle Campbell was fifth in the women’s slalom. In the men’s GS, Niko Mchenry was seventh and Alexi Panos 12th.
Other area competitors in the 12-13-year-old championships by club:
SSRA: Korbyn Edmondson, Aiyana Erbeking, Jared Farley, Sidney Goranson, Rachel Grzelak, Hunter Scheidt, Scot Simpson.
SARS: Riley Hadley, Zion Hartley, Farli Boden, Brogan Clemson, Audrey Flour, Hannah Hislop, Bailey Swoboda, Lauryn Trueblood.
Silver Mountain: Ellis Barnes-Anderson, Rosie Hayes.
49 Degrees North: Dylan Stutzke, Andras Bakken, Sara Eminger, Savannah Jurgensen.
Tickets are on sale for the 32nd annual Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction, the featured event of Eagle Week at Eastern Washington University on April 27. The event follows the annual Red-White spring football game at 2 p.m. at Roos Field.
Online ordering of tickets and more information is available at www.goeags.com.
There is no charge for the Red-White game, but cost for the dinner is $100 per individual, or $700 for a table of eight. The night starts with a social hour and auction at 4:30. Tickets may also be obtained by calling (509) 359-2463 or (800) 648-7697. Net proceeds benefit areas of greatest need within EWU athletics.
The event is named in honor of Orland Killin, who, along with his wife Bernice, helped create the event.
Eagle Week also includes the 26th annual Coaches Golf Tournament on April 26 at the Fairways Golf Course. Registration and information is also available at www.goeags.com.
S-R sports staff
Sports editor: Joe Palmquist
Assistant sports editor: David Oriard
Outdoors editor: Rich Landers
Copy editors: Tyler Grippi, Michael Stephens
Reporters: Jim Allen, Christian Caple, Chris Derrick, Greg Lee, Jim Meehan