Sports briefs

  • Thu Jun 26th, 2008 1:52am
  • Sports

Natasha Roberts named as All-Leaguer

South Whidbey senior shortstop Natasha Roberts was named to the second team of the Cascade Conference fastpitch softball All-League.

On May 1 against Lakewood, Roberts stole two more bases for an impressive 16-total season record, the highest in the league.

Brittany Allen from Archhbishop Murphy was named most valuable player, Hillary Barker of Cedarcrest best defensive player and the entire coaching staff of Cedarcrest was honored as Coach of the Year.

More volunteers needed for triathlon

The Whidbey Island triathlon needs volunteers to help with this year’s event.

The triathlon starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 and includes a half-mile swim across Goss Lake, a 19.6-mile bike race and 3.8-mile run in the woods of Community Park.

Volunteers must be able to attend monthly committee meetings and help recruit and organize fellow volunteers and race participants.

“These are unpaid positions with great intangible rewards as you see the racers cross the finish line,” said organizer Carrie Monforte.

For details, call Monforte at 221-5484 or visit programs@whidbey.com.

Organizers are set for 2008 Chum Run

Runners and walkers of all ages will descend on South Whidbey Community Park tomorrow for the 12th annual 5K Chum Run.

“Weather permitting, this should be the biggest turn-out we’ve ever had,” said race director Frazer Mann.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1.

“It’s a fun event that everyone can enjoy, whether you’re an experienced runner or a casual walker or jogger,” Mann added.

After the adult race, there will three heats of kid’s races, “The Fry Run,” for children 3 to 10 years old with a prize for every child.

In recent years, the team competition has turned into a costume party with prizes for the best team costume and team name. Jim Freeman will act as conductor of fun once again.

“Jim misses no opportunity to inject his unique brand of wit and humor,” Mann said.

In addition to age group and team awards, there are prizes three deep for the top male and female middle and high school runners.

“A major goal of the Chum Run is to encourage young runners, so we plan to have more prizes in their age group,” Mann said.

Proceeds this year will support the South Whidbey high school cross country program and the South Whidbey Park & Recreation District scholarship program.

For information, call Mann at 579-8578 or visit www.swparks.org.