Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 9, 2013

Sports in Brief: 08/09/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Lake research project planned

SUTTONS BAY — Inland Seas Education Association is recruiting high school-aged boys who will become scientists and crew for two days on board the schooner Inland Seas as they conduct research projects related to the ecology of Lake Michigan.

To accomplish the objectives, students will learn to perform water chemistry analyses; determine the thermal structure of the lake; collect fish, plankton, and benthos; and analyze lake sediment. Students will also record weather observations several times a day for the National Weather Service. Students will enter their data on the shipboard computer for analysis, and prepare and present a short research report. Research results will be posted on ISEA’s website.

Students will also experience shipboard life and the demands of sailing a traditionally-rigged vessel.

The trip will begin in Petoskey and end in Suttons Bay. Those interested should contact Inland Seas Education Association at 271-3077.

Inland Seas Education Association is a non-profit organization based in Suttons Bay, dedicated to science education on the Great Lakes.

Slay the Bay challenge Sunday

TRAVERSE CITY — The Slay the Bay open water swim challenge will be held Sunday at Bryant Park Beach.

There will be one-mile and two-mile events.

The events, a fundraiser for the TC Breakers swim team, start at noon.

Those 12 and older are welcome to participate.

Follette ambassador for bridge run

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City’s Cheryl Follette will serve as a fitness ambassador in the 10th annual Mackinac Bridge Labor Day run.

Some 500 runners will take part in the non-competitive event. Follette, who turns 60 in September, was chosen because of her dedication to health. Participants were selected to take part in the run through an online lottery.

Mud in Your Eye race Sept. 14

TRAVERSE CITY — The Here’s Mud in Your Eye 5K race will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at Timber Ridge Resort.

Race waves start at noon.

Participants can expect six or more obstacles that will “involve brains and brawn.”

The event is put on by Up North Media.

King of Mountain set for Sept. 7

TRAVERSE CITY — Registration is underway for Mt. Holiday’s King of the Mountain, set for Sept. 7.

Competitors will test their mettle on a challenging unique obstacle course designed by former and active duty military specialist. It’s considered appropriate for any person of average physical capabilities.

The event starts at noon.

For more information, visit

Lautner scramble Aug. 25 at Crystal

BEULAH — The Ron Lautner Golf Scramble will be held Sunday, Aug. 25 at Crystal Lake Golf Club.

All profits will be donated equally to Benzie Central, Traverse City West, Traverse City Central, Elk Rapids and Frankfort girls athletics.

There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $60 per player by Thursday, Aug. 15. The fee includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, beverage tickets, a door prize and a grill your own steak dinner. The dinner will be at 2 p.m. at the Interlochen Eagles.

For more information call Shelly Steele at 360-5228.