Elin Zander had a first and a second among four topfour placings to lead the showing by four Spokane swimmers in the United States Masters National Championships last weekend in Gresham, Ore.
Zander won the 200-meter breaststroke and was second in the 800 freestyle in the women’s 40-44-yearold division. She also had fourths in the 400 free and 100 breast, as well as a sixth in the 400 individual medley and seventh in the 200 butterfly.
Bill Odman was second in the 100 free, third in the 50 free and fourth in the 200 free in the men’s 75-80 division; Mike Downy was fourth in the 100 backstroke and had fifths in the 200 and 400 IM in men’s 30-34; and Joe Terhaar was seventh in the men’s 40-44 200 back.
Track and field
The Comets Track Club will conclude the season with an awards potluck picnic Sept. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. at Pullman’s Sunnyside Park. Info: Coach Mike Hinz, (509) 332-1168, or president Tim Marsh, (509) 332-0309.
Nate Hair of Medical Lake, who spends much of the summer as a caddy on the LPGA Tour, tied for fourth place overall at the Boston Open late last month.
Hair, 28, shot a 2-under-par 69 his first time on the Franklin Park Golf Course. He earned $500.
Hair, who turned pro last year and is caddying for Robin Hood at the LPGA Rail Classic, would like to play on the South African Tour for a year or two.
Women interested in playing on the Community Colleges Spokane golf team should contact coach Paul Tikker at 533-8131. CCS is a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.
The River City Rivals girls’ select 16U fastpitch team is seeking three experienced select-level players - two outfielders and a catcher. Info: Coach Ken Van Buskirk, 467-1751.
The Washington State University women’s team will begin its “Little Spikers” program Saturday.
It is a series of five 1-hour participation clinics for children ages 5-10 conducted by WSU coaches and players. The clinics will run from 9-10 a.m. in Bohler Gym on the five Saturdays the Cougars are playing at home - Sept. 16 and 30, Oct. 7, 21, and Nov. 11.
A $20 registration fee covers the clinics, a T-shirt and free admission to the five Cougars matches. To register or receive more information, call the Cougars volleyball office at (509) 335-0277.
The sixth annual Latah County Vandal Booster golf scramble will be held at the Moscow Elks Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 15. Entry fee is $50.
The 11th annual Stride for Gold Vandal Booster fund-raiser is set for Sept. 23 at the Kibbie Activity Center. Info: (208) 885-0200.
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