Randall wins national title
OCEAN TWP., N.J. —PowerBar team Elite member Susan Randall of Beavercreek won her first-ever 40-kilometer Race Walk National Championship, Sunday, in Ocean Township, N.J.
Randall won with a time of 3:59:21, and was the only woman to finish under four hours on her way to victory. She was also the first Masters Woman to finish as well. Earlier this year, Randall won a Silver Medal at the Pan American woman’s 50K race in Arica, Chile.
She is already qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials, it will be her third trials, she finished in 11th place in 2008 and in seventh in 2012.
Randall’s next ace will be at the Master’s 5K national championship on Oct. 3, in Kingsport, Minn. Randall is a team member of the Shore Athletic Club.
Carroll 178, Fairborn 192
FAIRBORN — Carroll’s Tyler Goecke claimed medalist honors with a 39, Erik Hagstrom was second with a 41 and P.J. Kosir fired a 49 to lead Carroll to Monday’s win over Fairborn at Twin Base Golf Course on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Ryan Profitt led Fairborn with a third-placing 46.
Carroll (2-3) will take on Middletown Fenwick, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, and Kettering Alter for a quad match beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown. Fairborn (1-8) takes on Springfield on the road today at the Elks Golf Course.
Mechanicsburg wins in three over Greeneview
JAMESTOWN — Bryce Ratliff had seven digs and seven assists, Gabrielle Tobe had four kills and four digs, Brianna Seigfried had three assists, Caitlin Sweat had three aces and four blocks, Ashley Schloss had for blocks, Kaitlyn Schloss had 18 digs, Valery Nix had 14 digs and Maddie Hines had four kills in Monday’s 25-14, 25-18, 25-14 loss to Mechanicsburg. Greeneview (1-8, 0-5 Ohio Heritage Conference) will host South Charleston Southeastern today.
Golden Eagles seek assistant varsity basketball coach
Bellbrook High School boys basketball team is seeking applicants for the Varsity Assistant Coach position. Applicants should have prior high school coaching experience, positive references available, and must be able to submit to a mandatory background check. Please contact Tom Bean (Athletic Director) at [email protected] if interested. Deadline is Oct. 12.
Football tryouts Sept. 19
XENIA — The Xenia Tornadoes Semi Professional football team will be holding a tryout for the 2016 season from noon – 5 p.m. at Spring Hill Park, on Lake Street, in Xenia. Registration begins at noon. Tryouts get under way at 1 p.m. Please bring a valid ID to verify age, bring cleats if you have them, shorts and water. Registration ends at 3 p.m.
Ellis Memorial set for Sept. 25
XENIA — The Shirley R. Ellis Memorial Golf Classic will be held Sept. 25 at WGC Golf Course, 944 Country Club Dr., in Xenia. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start set for 9:30 a.m. Fee is $70 per golfer, which includes a greens fee, cart and lunch. Funds will benefit the Xenia Area Community Theater and the Shirley R. Ellis Memorial Theater Scholarship. For more details, call (937) 372-0516 or send an email to: [email protected]
WSU’s Thornton named HL Defensive Player of the Week
Sophomore libero Jessie Thornton of the Wright State volleyball team has been selected as the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending September 13, it was announced Monday by the league office.
Thorton recorded 81 digs in four matches last weekend as the Raiders won their second tournament title of the season, taking the Holiday Inn Invitational held at the C.J. McLin Gymnasium.
In a five-set loss to Akron on Friday, Thornton had 20 digs while on Saturday, she had 15 digs in a three-set sweep of Saint Francis (PA) and a season-high 29 as the Raiders defeated Akron in four. Thornton rounded out the weekend with 17 Sunday in another sweep over Saint Francis.
Along with her 81 digs, Thornton also posted 16 assists during the tournament, including six in the first meeting with Akron and five in the second encounter with the Zips.
Thornton is currently fourth in the league in digs per set at 4.71 as she has 179 digs on the season.
Wright State (8-3) heads to Charleston, South Carolina this weekend for its final regular-season tournament of the season in The Citadel Tournament. The Raiders will face North Florida at 4 p.m. Friday. They play UNC Asheville at 9 a.m. Saturday and The Citadel at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Compiled by John Bombatch and Zach Gregory. Send sports information to [email protected]