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7‘Ultum ' - i -.~.:<y‘ms?.mx Wednesday, September 16, 1998 - Mercer Island Reporter 83 SPORTS BRIEFS Smith leads polo Senior Danny “Horace” Smith led Mercer Island’s boys water polo team in a pair of victories, scoring sev- en goals against Curtis in an overtime 13-10 win on Thursday and four goals against Bainbridge on Sunday in a 8- 7 victory. Junior Logan Gee added three goals against Bainbridge and also scored‘the winning goal in over- time against Curtis. Girls soccer 2-0, Emily Odegard and Kelly Lisbakken each kicked in goals to lead the Mercer Island High School girls soccer team to a 2-0 victory over defending Kingco 4A Conference champion Eastlake last Tuesday, Sept. ATHLETES OF I» EDDIE JOHNSON -— FOOTBALL Mercer Island High School senior Eddie Johnson had a huge game for the Islander football team from his right side defensive end position in MI’s 20—8 season-opening victory over Cedarcrest on Friday. Johnson had eight primary tackles, 'two assisted tackles, caused a fumble, registered one sack and made two tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Last spring, Johnson finished sixth in the discus and 13th in the shot put at the Kingco track and field meet. Johnson also placed third in the Kingco wrestling meet at 190 pounds in the win- ter, ending the season with a 18-7 rec0rd. The Eagle Scout’s hobbieeinclude snowboarding and lifting weights. ALLISON CAMPBELL -— VOLLEYBALL Mercer Island High junior Allison Campbell amassed 49 assists in the Islanders first three victories of the season. Campbell, a 5-foot—6 setter, had 23 assists, 10 digs, six kills and an ace in MI’s 3-2 win over Inglemoor on Friday night and had ateam— high 16 assists, along with two kills and one ace in the Islanders , 3-0 triumph over Cedarcrest on Wednesday. On Monday she had 10 assists in MI's 15—4, 15-2, 155 win over Issaquah’. She finished last season with 46 assists and 33 digs. 8. They opened the season with a 1-0 triumph over Blanchet when Lexie Scott booted in a shot off an assist from Odegard in the 63rd minute on Friday, Sept. 4. Senior goalkeeper Lexie Richards recorded both shutouts. The freshman/sophomore team also got off to a good start as Darci Abramson and Whitney Benz each netted second half goals to lead the Islanders past Bellevue 2-0. Adams wins doubles Mercer Island High sophomore Lindsey Adams won the Pacific Coast National Championship 16-year-old doubles'title with Californian Audra Adams (not related) in Alamo, Calif. recently. Lindsey Adams also advanced to the singles Consolation semifinals by beating four girls from California be- fore losing 6-2, 6-4 to the No. 1 seed Ks . 1 Campbell Advertisement (0 Stone Castle Home Loans Homeowners with money worries may qualify for low-interest loans LOANS: Direct lender loosens its re- quirements for homeowners who need money now. ‘ Have you been turned down for a loan? 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Recchi leads JV team Ambyr Recchi had 14 kills and five aces in a 15-8, 9—15, 15-13 loss to Inglemoor on Friday and Diana Brooks had 17 assists and three kills in a 8-15, 15-13, 15—7 win over Cedarcrest on Wednesday to lead the Mercer Island junior varsity volleyball team to a 2—1 opening week record. MacLane, Paxton shine Mercer Islandereron MacLane and Dawn Paxton each competed strongly in the recent Canadian Ironman Triathlon in Penticton, B.C. MacLane, 37, finished sixth in the met'rs 35-39 age-group and 44th overall with a time of 10 hours, 16:22 minutes in his first Ironman distance event to qual— ify for the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships in Kona on Oct. 3. Paxton finished 44th in the women’s 30-34 division, clocking a time of 13:26:38. The event included a 2.4 mile swim, 1'12-mi1e bike leg and a 26.2 mile run. Approximately 17,019 athletes started the race on Aug. 30 and only 14,069 finished. Howard set for fight Trevor Howard, a 1997 MIHS graduate, is set to compete in his first pancration match on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Seaview Gym at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood. Pancration is a combination of kick- boxing, wrestling and is similar to ultimate fighting although the com- petitors Wear gloves. The 210—p0und Howard, the state heavyweight cham—' pion in wrestling in 1997, will be go— ing against 250-pound Josh Barnett inanmtch settobeginat8pm. Barnett sports a career 10-0' record in pan— cration. Tickets are $14 and $17 be- fore the fight and $16 and $19 the day of the fight. Call AMC Kickboxing at 425-822e9656 for more infomration. Health Series speaker Author Dr. Humart “Smokey” Santillo, an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer and athlete, will be speaking about health prevention at 7 pm. tomorrow, Sept. 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. Dr. Santillo is the developer of the Juice Plus prod— uct line. For complimentary seating, please call Rob Winingar‘ at 425- 235-8929 for will-call tickets. CORRECTION Katie Trimpe and freshman swim- mer Rendy Lynn Opdycke were left off their respective teams' capsules in last week's Reporter. m rot olll t team fund-roiSers lease coll . .L A A .. .. .L A. A“. .. AMA“... A“. :m A-Kxahn‘txfiukmku«lw.fig-h ‘WW‘ um\aA,ery-~wv~uw‘xu“wv‘w‘m-‘~~~*«~w’w ‘v‘nw ‘u ""- Matt BrashearstMercer Island Reporter Bic clist cruise down an l-90 on-ramp bound for the Kingdome via the Express Lanes, which were closed to tra fic for the race. The bike leg vvas 11 miles. . Triathlon: Continued from page B1 “It was one thing to do this on my own, but to drag my mom along makes it more than a race,” Sarah Shulman said. “It was more of a mother-daugh— ter thing. Even though it wasn’t a re— lay, I could cheer my mom on. It made everything. The start, the finish, each pedal, each step —— I knew my mom was doing the same thing, ‘which made it more meaningful.” The race was also very meaningful for Eastlake High School Athletic - Director Jefri Donovan. The former Juanita High boys swimming coach was reunited during the race with one of her former Rebel swimmers whom she hadn’t seen since. 1989. It led to a good- natured ribbing between the two on the final running portion. “On the last legl saw Dave (Nelson) and asked, ‘Could you help me up the last hill for all the help I'gave you?,”’ said Donovan, who worked at Juanita from 1970—92. “He said, ‘No, I ought to push you back for all those hard workouts you gave me.’ I told him, ‘IfI had know that, , I would’ve given you twice the work. an You would’ve crawled out of the poo . But if the race was hard for Nelson and Donovan, it certainly wasn’t over— ly taxing to the oldest athlete in the field, 74-year—old George Kudo from Seattle. Kudo finished. 396th, clocking a 1:46.31, ahead of eight considerably younger athletes aged: 27, 49, 34, 33, 51, ' 41,41 and 26. ‘ “I’ve done about 70 triathlons since Inston‘t home equity loan approval ’ ' inone fart call. ' 1982," said Kudo of his first triathlon intwoyears."[hefirstldidwashere.'lhe weather today,was perfect, not too hot and not too cold. This is a great distance for me. The bike course is really nice and flat. It’s a short run; instead of a 10K, it was a 5K. The water was perfect and the staggered (swimming) 'start made it not too crowded, and I liked that.” KUDO WASN’T ALONE in his praise for the friendly and competitive Envirosports—sponsored Escape from the Rock Triathlon, which attracted ath- letes as far away as Costa Rica. Smiles and shared expressions of agony among the competitors were common through- out the moming. “It’s a great race and perfect for the beginning triathlete,“ said Zena Courtney, 39, who was the women’s winner, fin— ishing 1 1th overall (1:05.22). “The race organizer was focused on fun, which is how it should be." r “This is my first triathlon and'I’d like to motivate people to do this and get outdoors,” said Bellevue’s Chris t Lewandowski, who fin- ished 212th (1:24.52). “It’s a good, athletic event for people, very rewarding and very so- cial From the families that came to support, husbands, ines and kids the aura was very uplifting and ex— citing. I can’t wait to do it next year." Homing couldn’t be happier with such response. In fact, Horning said Envirosports will be adding another ma— jor triathlon race on Mercer Island next summer approximately on Aug. 1, with the distance expanding to an Olympic level triathlon called the Salmonman International Triathlon. The swim will be 1,500—meters, followed by a 40K bike leg and a 10K run. Next year’s Escape from the Rock will again be the Sunday after Labor Day. “This went great and it was proba- bly 55 percent women,” Homing said. “We probably couldn’t have done it without the Mercer Island Police. the Mercer Island High School golf team, the King County Parks and lifeguards, Metro and the citizens of Mercer Island because they allowed us to do it. Participation was up and everything worked out great and we’ll be back next year. Absolutely." Matt Brashears/Mercer island Reporter Racers transition‘from the swimmingbleg of the Race organizer Dave race to the biking leg in a clutter of ikes at Luther Burbank Park. HOME EQUITY LOAN etararrei‘, sasmser't rt‘rxr v; s‘:’.‘. t. ». "Get instant approval on (1 Wells Fargo home! equity loan and a rate a: tow as 7.84% APR.* : e , . Give us ‘a call. 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