Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 20, 2014

Local Sports in Brief: 02/20/2014

Regional powerlifting Saturday at West

TRAVERSE CITY — The regional powerlifting championships will be held Saturday at Traverse City West.

Lifting begins at 9 a.m. More than 140 lifters are expected to compete. Schools competing include Traverse City West, Suttons Bay, Kingsley, Manistee, Benzie, Central Lake, Petoskey, and Elk Rapids. Lifters will compete in the squat, bench press and dead lift. The top three lifters in each weight class qualify for the state meet at Whitmore Lake High School on March 7-8.

Elks win meet at Shepherd

SHEPHERD — Elk Rapids won an 18-team powerlifting meet at Shepherd High School.

The JV team took a second.

Gold medal winners for the Elks: Natalie Dietrich, Alex Wolfington, Brenton Drake, Trenton Breithupt, Thais Grays, Dillon Thompson and Ryan Bush.

Thompson and Bush set a school record as each dead-lifted 510 pounds. Winning silver medals: Erykah Wilson, Logan Thompson and James Mogford. Megan Henige and Weston Hubbell claimed bronze medals.

Anderson finishes 28th marathon

TRAVERSE CITY — Buckley’s Tony Anderson completed his 28th marathon on Sunday in Arizona.

The Cherryland Electric Cooperative GM is raising money for Big Brothers/Big Sisters by running marathons in all 50 states. He has 22 to go.

Anderson posted a time of 3 hours, 54 minutes, 5 seconds that placed him 65th out of 336 marathon runners Sunday. Anderson has raised more than $87,000 since beginning his marathon fundraising in 2009.

TC Running Festival April 11-12

TRAVERSE CITY — The 2nd annual Traverse City Trail Running Festival takes place on April 11-12 at Timber Ridge Resort.

On Friday, April 11, there will be a free kid’s race beginning at 6:15 p.m. and a two-person, 10K relay starting at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday will kick off with individual 11K, 25K and 50K races through the Pere Marquette Forest. The festival will conclude with a post race celebration at Timber Ridge.

Endurance Evolution is putting on the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to TART Trails. For more information visit

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