Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 22, 2013

Sports in Brief: 05/22/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Honor Roll scratch meeting Thursday

TRAVERSE CITY — The Record-Eagle Honor Roll scratch meeting will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at Traverse City Central in the conference room next to the athletic office.

A coach must be present to determine the finals for this meet. Coaches can register athletes on athletic.net.

Important reminder: Take all FAT times and round up to the nearest tenth, then deduct/subtract .4 then place a small “c” next to the time (this stands for converted). In summary, coaches will need to override FAT times in order to make an accurate entry to put all athletes on an even par.

The Honor Roll meet starts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

This week’s boys and girls Honor Roll listings will be published Thursday.

Cherry-Roubaix to double as state meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The 6th Annual Cherry-Roubaix bicycle race will double as a state championship criterium race for masters, women and junior racers.

It will be the first time a state championship cycling race has been held in downtown Traverse City. The Cherry-Roubaix is scheduled for June 14-16.

In the last two years, Cherry-Roubaix hosted the Michigan State Championship Road Race in Cedar.

“A criterium, or crit, is a bike race held on a short course (usually less than one mile), often run on closed-off city center streets,” said race director Bob McLain. “Crits are fast and fun to watch as the racing will loop past spectators multiple times.”

The criterium will start and finish in Old Town.

The three-day event kicks off Friday, June 14, with a time trial race on Old Mission Peninsula. Saturday’s schedule includes a charity ride on Old Mission Peninsula with multiple distances tailored to riders of all ability levels. The ride benefits Munson Women’s Cancer Fund. To date, it’s raised more than $15,000 for local families in need.

Saturday’s lineup also includes criterium racing downtown, a kids drag race, and the Cruiser Classic Relay — as costumed competitors each complete laps on a cruiser bike to hand off pies from Grand Traverse Pie Company to their team members. The criterium will feature men’s and women’s pro races.

The weekend wraps up with a road race that that starts and ends atop Sugar Loaf Mountain in Cedar.

Local swimmers compete in Indianapolis

TRAVERSE CITY — Paula Colombo placed fifth in the 1000-yard freestyle in the women’s 40-44 class this month in the United States Masters Nationals spring championships in Indianapolis.

Colombo had a time of 12:01.13, the 10th fastest time in the country in her age group.

She was also fifth in the 400-yard individual medley in 5:14.05.

Sean Cabbage, competing in the 40-44 age class, placed seventh in the 1000-yard freestyle in 13:15. 57, 11th in the 400-yard individual medley in 5:38.02, and 15th in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:20.18.

Nancy Reyes, competing in the 45-49 class, was 16th in the 50-yard backstroke in 38.10.

The Michigan masters regional club won the team title out of approximately 30 teams.

Winning home opener for Toxic Cherries

TRAVERSE CITY — The Toxic Cherries opened their home season Saturday with a 352-62 win over the Southern Belles.

The Cherry Bombs, meanwhile, a dropped a 173-131 decision to the Renegade Roller Girls.

The teams will play another doubleheader on June 15 at the Civic Center. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door while children 10-under are free. Tickets are available at Ben Franklin, Lifer Skate Shop, InsideOut Gallery, Oryana and brownpapertickets.com. Doors open at 5 p.m. The action starts at 6 p.m.