Norman named to Team USA, twice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Grace Norman, of Jamestown, was officially named to both the U.S. Paralympic Triathlon team, and the U.S. Paralympic Track & Field team, Sunday, during an official team announcement ceremony at Romare Bearden Park.

On Saturday, the recent Xenia Christian High School grad and future Cedarville University Yellow Jacket won the women’s T-44 class (below-knee amputee) in the 400-meter run in an American Record time of 1:02.53, which was a personal best by more than a second over her previous best time.

Norman is on of 66 athletes who were named to the U.S. Paralympics Team. She and Allyssa Seely, of Glendale, Ariz., are the only two named to both the Track & Field team and the Triathlon team. For complete results from the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Track & Field, visit USParalympics.org/2016TeamTrials.

The Paralympic Games will be held Sept. 7-18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Norman will next compete in a sprint triathlon, July 10 against able-bodied triathletes at Caesar’s Creek, near Wilmington. She’ll then compete in the Paralympic Triathlon World Championships, July 24 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Dynamo fall to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For the second straight meeting, the Dayton Dynamo fell to the Grand Rapids FC by a 1-0 score. Tyler Fischer scored Grand Rapids’ lone goal in the 32nd minute for the win at Houseman Field.

Dayton falls to 1-9-1 while Grand Rapids FC is now 5-1-4. The Dynamo will play their National Premier League finale at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8 at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.


Lockhart wins at Kil-Kare

XENIA — J.R. Lockhart, of Riverside, defeated Josh Edwards, of Trenton, in the Super Pro finals Saturday at Kil-Kare Dragway. Waverly driver Jan Leeth earned semifinalist honors. No other race details were reported.

The facility, located on 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road, has racing scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. A Test & Tune session, along with a special appearance by the Daddy Dave & Chuck Street Outlaws on Thursday. Admission is $15, or $30 per carload. Kids 15 and under get in for $5 with a paid adult.

For more information, go to kilkare.com.


SW Ohio Track Club program under way

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club’s Summer Track and Field Program has begun. This program is open to youth 7 years older and older including Masters. Practices are on 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Yellow Springs High School through July 21. The summer program is a certified USATF program with excellent coaching and training. For more information contact Peter Dierauer via email at [email protected] or phone 815-990-8452.


Beavercreek hosting Elite Running/Fitness Camp

BEAVERCREEK — An Elite Running/Fitness Camp, sponsored by the Beavercreek High School Cross Country team, will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. July 18-21 at Ferguson Hall on the Beavercreek High School campus, look for large tents and flags.

A Future Olympian Race of Champions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the last day of the session. Cost is $25. Make checks out to: BCCPA. Runners will learn about proper running form, how to train for distance running, strength/core training using body weight exercises, and fun running games. Contact Howard Russ 937-212-1297 or [email protected] for more information.


H.S. development program offered

Academy Hockey is a new and exciting opportunity for area high school players to improve skills and continue enjoying the game of hockey off-season. Academy Hockey Program goals are open opportunity (no tryouts), skills development (max touches/reps), and fun! This program is available to all area high school players and is endorsed by your Dayton area High School coaches (Alter, Beavercreek, Centerville, Springboro, and Troy). The program meets all OHSAA pre/post criteria — and former Division I Hockey players form the core of our coaching staff!

Summer camp will run from 7-8:20 p.m., July 18-21 at South Metro. Cost is $120. The 90-minute evening sessions include skills warm-ups and open non-checking fun play scrimmages.

A preseason fall camp will run on Thursdays (or Wednesday) and Sundays on Sept. 8 – Oct. 30 with one session of skills development and one session of scrimmage games, at a time and location to be announced. Cost is $400.

Camps are open to all area high school hockey players. Must have a current USA Hockey registration (last year’s is good through Aug. 31, 2016), and you need a liability waiver.

Contact Greg Gutterman 937-422-6827 [email protected] . Due to OHSAA rules, please include the High School you play for in your email to us. Payments can be made out to “Academy Hockey Club” and mailed to 2182 Bandit Trail, Beavercreek OH 45434.


Greene Trails Cycling Classic July 14-17

XENIA — The 2016 Greene Trails Cycling Classic will take place July 14-17 with the Greene County Fairgrounds Recreation Center serving as home base for the hundreds of cyclists expected to attend from all over the region.

Excursions will be planned for each day of the event. Registration includes Fairgrounds Recreation Center campsite, Support and Gear (SAG), fully-supported rest stops, purchase pick-up, breakfast daily and all evening entertainment including meal on Thursday and Saturday night – if registered for Thursday and Saturday.

Reduced Greene County Resident Rate includes all SAG, Rest Stops, Purchase Pick Up, Century Ride Award, Tent Camping and Breakfast. Additional and optional costs may include $10 per evening for entertainment; T-shirt, $15; and GTCC Jersey, $65.

A brochure and registration form is available on the website at www.gcparkstrails.com, by calling 937-562-6440 or emailing [email protected].

Grace Norman, of Jamestown, will represent Team USA in Track & Field, as well as in the Triathlon, at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is one of two athletes in the country to be named to both teams.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2016/07/web1_GoldMedal_PS.jpgGrace Norman, of Jamestown, will represent Team USA in Track & Field, as well as in the Triathlon, at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is one of two athletes in the country to be named to both teams. Submitted photo

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