July 26, 2006
Parkite Alana McMahon will compete in the the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys’ and Girls’ 16 Zone Team Championships, July 26-30 in Salt Lake City. The event, hosted by the Utah Tennis Association, will feature 16 teams with 10 players each, five girls and five boys, playing singles and doubles in a round robin non-elimination format. The event will be held at three locations in Salt Lake — Liberty Park Tennis Center, located at 900 South 650 East, Salt Lake Swim and Tennis, located at 2471 S. 1700 East and Snowbird Canyon Racquet Club, located at 7350 S. Wasatch Blvd. The schedule is as follows: July 26, 2:30-8 p.m., Liberty Park, SL Swim and Tennis — doubles/mixed; July 27-29, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., Liberty Park, SL Swim and Tennis, Snowbird — singles/doubles; July 30, 8 a.m. 2 p.m., Liberty Park, SL Swim and Tennis, Snowbird singles. All matches are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Utah Tennis Association at (801) 944-USTA.
Cassidy wins marathon
Parkite Julia Cassidy was the first among the women’s field to cross the finish line in Monday’s Days of ’47 Marathon. Cassidy, who won with a time of three hours, four minutes and 59 seconds finished nearly five minutes ahead of her nearest competitor.
Swim stroke clinics
Park City aquatics director, Kelly Haakenson, will lead a series of four clinics designed to help people improve their swimming strokes for more efficiency, speed and endurance. An hour of instruction will be followed by an extra half hour of optional practice with assistance. This is a great opportunity to improve your strokes prior to the Jordanelle triathlon or for personal benefit. Clinics will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Aug. 1-Aug. 22.
Jupiter Peak Steeplechase
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The Jupiter Peak Steeplechase trail run will be held Saturday, Aug. 12. The course is a 16-mile loop to the top of Jupiter Peak and back down with a 3,000-foot elevation gain. Register online at http://www.runnercard.com through Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. for $20 or the day of the event for $25. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and closes at 7:45 a.m. The race starts at 8 a.m. Start and finish areas are all located at Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort. The event is sponsored by the Mountain Trails Foundation. For further information and volunteer opportunities visit http://www.mountaintrails.org .
Carina Crosby of Park City qualified for 2007 Deaflympics at the national trials held in Telluride. Colo. March 12-18. The final team selection was announced last week. Crosby, who is in the ninthth grade at Treasue Mountain International Middle School, qualified second in the giant slalom. The 16th winter Deaflympics will be held in Park City Feb 1-10, 2007. Crosby is looking forward to competing for the United States in her own backyard. "The hometown crowd will be a tremendous boost for me," she said. Crosby, who has a sister who is deaf, was born severely hard of hearing, but is now profoundly deaf. She received a cochlear implant in 2005 and that has helped her hearing enormously. Anyone interested in helping support the 16th Winter Deaflympics may log onto http://www.2007Deaflympics.com. . register early.UTAH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION NAMES PAUL LARKIN AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Larkin succeeds Soni Taylor as leader of fast-growing statewide sport association SANDY, UTAH January 6, 2006 The Utah Lacrosse Association has named Paul Larkin of Holladay as its new Executive Director. He follows Soni Taylor, who successfully managed the organization through a multi-year period of 20 percent annual growth. Larkin played the sport on the Olympus High School boy’s club team and at Utah State University, where he was president of the men’s Lacrosse team. He has a degree in Business Information Systems, and varied experience in the business world. His technical skills will help the ULA improve its communication and online registration processes, and his organizational abilities will help strengthen the association’s volunteer base. He started on Dec. 27th. Soni Taylor who served as the organization’s first executive director for three years – will stay on for a one-month transition period before leaving to pursue Lacrosse-related business activities. "As the first full-time, paid US Lacrosse chapter executive director in the country, Soni is a true pioneer, well regarded by the national organization in Baltimore," said Michael O’Malley, ULA board president. "In her time with the ULA, she pushed us forward on many fronts, including driving broad-based expansion in our youth leagues and improving the ULA’s financial reserves and service delivery in a period of high growth. We’re looking forward to Paul helping to push our organization further." The Utah Lacrosse Association is a regional chapter of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. Lacrosse is a high-speed, high-scoring sport played by male and female Utahns from Kindergarten to post-collegiate age groups. More than 34 boy’s high school teams and 18 girl’s high school teams competed in the spring 2005 season. Lacrosse is considered the fastest-growing team sport in the country. More information is available at http://www.utahlax.org and http://www.uslacrosse.org. ### Contact Michael O’Malley at (801) 652-5578. Beginning Monday, December 12, 2005, KTMP 1340 AM Radio will broadcast live ski reports from Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Tune in at 7:45am Monday Friday to hear these reports. KTMP is your hometown classic country radio station located at 260 North Main Street in Heber City. For more information call (435) 657-1340. Bottom of Form