- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 15:44
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On Saturday, at Regency Park swimming pool, the summer swim season ended on a sweet note for Leeland Station, as they won the Rappahannanock Swim League National Division Finals Championship. Leeland Station featured four triple winners, who contributed to a commanding 884.5 point performance. Their closest competitor was the Eden Estates Eels with 751 points.
Leeland Station joined the undefeated (5-0) and championshvip ranks of the following RSL teams: Massad YMCA (Battlefield); Curtis Park (Patriot); Regency Park (American).
Twelve-year-old Matt Hopkins established a new RSL yard record for boys 11-12, as finished the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 27.47. Steven Loccisando of Chancellor held the previous record during the 2001 RSL season.
Team totals included: Leeland Station, 885.5; Eden Estates, 751; Spotswood, 735; Salem Fields, 664.5; Lake Wilderness, 564; Hopyard, 211.
Triple Nationals Division Finals winners included: Kristen Reed, Leeland Station, 100-yard IM, 1:17.22, 50-yard freestyle, 29.77, 50-yard
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 19:38
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Last weekend, the mad rush for speed was all the rage at Colonial Beach. For the second year in a row, Colonial Beach became the setting for high-speed watercraft races, this time hosting the Upstate Watercraft Promotions - International Jet Sports Boating Association’s Liberty Cup. Colonial Beach was the sixth stop for IJSBA’s eight-city tour. Using pure speed and adrenaline, professional and novice watercraft racers revved up their engines before speeding out amongst a series of buoys that were stationed in the Potomac River, adjacent to the Colonial Beach Town Pier.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 21:38
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The outcry against the abduction of children in Northern Uganda has a strong voice in the form of the University of Mary Washington (UMW) chapter of Invisible Children. Through the efforts of UMW senior Travis Bishop and the staff of Invisible Children, a triathlon has been organized to raise money against the ongoing Ugandan travesty. The event format is a 300-meter swim, 3.7-mile bike race, and will end in a 1.2 mile run around the UMW campus.
The event is scheduled to take place on main campus on Oct. 9. All proceeds will be donated to the construction of schools and dormitories for the children of Uganda.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 21:42
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For the second consecutive year, Molly Roohi ruled the west Richmond street-sides and became the top women’s finisher in the annual 3Sports Triathlon, proving that she is one of the fastest triathletes in the state.
The 30-year old King George resident finished with an overall time of 58.23. After trailing Richmond resident Renee Kunnen by four seconds in the swim portion, Roohi passed Kunnen by 28 seconds in the bike event. She later extended her lead over Kunnen by 1-minute and 23 seconds to win the triathlon.
The triathlon featured a 300-meter swim, or six laps in the Shady Grove YMCA indoor pool, a 20K bike race and a 5K run through the streets of Glen Allen. 354 athletes participated from around the country to compete in the yearly event.
Roohi is a perennial endurance champion, who recently won the Pohanka Nissan Hyundai YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon. Last year, after an undefeated season, she was rated first overall in women’s
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 22:06
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Speed and endurance is her signature, but the thrill of winning continues to inspire King George resident Molly Roohi. On Saturday, the 30-year veteran triathlete finished first overall in the 27th Annual Pohanka Nissan Hyundai Honda YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon. Among a field of 114 women, Roohi’s time of 1:14.02 surpassed her closest competitor, Diane Haupt by more than a minute and a half.
While Roohi trailed Haupt in the swim event by 25 seconds, she quickly passed the entire field in the bike and running event. With more than 17 marathons under her belt, Roohi is an example of what most athletes aspire to be