Ski to Sea addresses timing issue

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 15, 2014 

The Ski to Sea Race Timing Committee has developed a plan for the timing this year that should ensure the most accurate racer times the race has ever experienced.

In order to carry out this plan, the timing committee needs to recruit additional volunteers who will fill important new volunteer positions.

Each race leg exchange gate (where the relay takes place) will have a race day timing solutions staff person, a timing captain, and iPod person entering backup data, a person calling out team numbers for the backup data, and a person taking photographs that will be time-stamped.

The Ski to Sea is going through this extraordinary effort so that as many racers as possible have their split times when they finish their respective race leg.

The first three legs are covered with timing volunteers. (downhill/snowboard exchange, run exchange, and road bike exchange).

Timing volunteers are needed for the canoe (in Everson), cross country bike (Hovander Park) and kayak (Zuanich Point Park).

A total of 12 volunteers are needed for these three race legs exchange sites. Volunteers should be detail-oriented, able to work under pressure and work fast at times, as many racers can come through the race leg exchange gates at one time.

Interested companies may wish to send a group of employees to help with this effort, or individuals may respond as well. For further information, please contact the timing committee chair, Jim Lackey by sending him an email at: JimLackey@gmail.com.

HAGGEN TO HAGGEN COMING SOON

The 21st Haggen to Haggen 5K Fun Run & Walk will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3, beginning at the Sehome Village Haggen and ending at the Meridian Haggen.

This is a Greater Bellingham Running Club (GBRC) sponsored event and proceeds from this event will help fund four $1,000 scholarships for Whatcom County high school runners who are college-bound.

Runners can register for the race or pick up their race number starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, at Sehome Haggen. Allow 15 minutes to get from registration/race number pickup area to race start.

Online registration is open through April 27 at active.com.

PIONEER DASH COMING SOON

The second annual Pioneer Dash will take place Saturday, April 26.

The Kid's 1K Smolt Sprint will be at 9:30 a.m. and all racers will receive a ribbon.

The 5K event starts at 10 a.m. and will feature prizes for many categories.

Registration for the 5K is $10.

The Pioneer Dash is a fundraiser for Pioneer Meadows Montessori School.

For additional information or questions please call 360-758-4098 or email sarahhare@msn.com. Visit the Pioneer Dash Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/591346424268048/.

STEAMERS GRAB LATE WIN OVER LIBERTY

The Chuckanut Bay U-19 Steamers boys' rugby team used a late rally to defeat Liberty of Seattle.

After Liberty staged 19 unanswered points early in the game to hold a 19-8 lead, the Steamers closed it to 24-22 before a late penalty kick by Jonny Reid gave them a 25-24 lead that they would hold through the end of the contest.

Reid had 13 total points for Chuckanut Bay.

'FORE THE KIDS' GOLF TOURNAMENT HELD IN JULY

The third annual Fore the Kids golf tournament is set for Friday, July 18, at the Avalon Golf Links in Burlington.

Registration is $125 per person, or $500 for four. Registration and sponsorship forms are available by calling 360-428-5972, or email info@cceventplanning.com.

LEWIS HAS HOLE IN ONE AT NBGC

Ted Lewis had a hole in one on the No. 5 hole at North Bellingham Golf Course.

Lewis used a 7-iron on the 139-yard hole. Witnesses were Leon Mayshack, James Smith and Jim Smithson.

LETTER ACES HOLE AT RASPBERRY RIDGE

Mike Letter of Camano Island aced the No. 3 hole at Raspberry Ridge Golf Course.

Letter used a 7-iron on the par 3, 135-yard hole. Witnesses were Tim Fagan, Ron Young and Rich Delk.

BRINKLEY ACES HOLE AT GRANDVIEW

Chuck Brinkley hit a hole in one on Feb. 9, at Grandview Golf Course.

Brinkley used a 6-iron on the No. 8 hole.

LACROSSE TEAM EARNS VICTORY

The Sehome-Bellingham lacrosse team earned a 7-5 victory at Everett.

Nathan Heritage led Sehome-Bellingham with three goals and an assist, while Justin Beretta led Everett with two goals.

RENWICK HITS HOLE IN ONE AT NBGC

Brad Renwick aced the 139-yard, No. 5 hole at North Bellingham Golf Course.

Bruce Porritt witnessed the shot.

Honey Wagon Runs

Overall men's winner

David Larpenteur, Bellingham, 1:13:54.1

Overall women's winner

Carol Frazey, Bellingham, 1:35:44.3

Age group winners

Female 1 to 18

XinYi Chen, Kenmore, 2:06:11.4

Female 19 to 29

Cassie Wiebe, Bellingham, 1:47:45.9

Male 19 to 29

David Larpenteur, Bellingham, 1:13:54.1

Female 30 to 39

Hilary Scott, Abbotsford, 1:39:31.6

Male 30 to 39

Ben Scherrer, Bellingham, 1:14:05.6

Female 40 to 49

Carol Frazey, Bellingham, 1:35:44.3

Male 40 to 49

Allen Carbert, Bellingham, 1:24:01.1

Female 50 to 59

Maria Pash, Lynden, 1:54:37.9

Male 50 to 59

Jay Sloane, Everson, 1:28:23.3

Female 60 to 69

Barbara Schickler, Bellingham, 2:06:28.7

Male 60 to 69

Kevin Mayock, Ferndale, 1:44:06.9

Female 70 to 79

Vicki Griffiths, Bellingham, 2:40:44.3

2014 Final Winter League Points standings

1st place net champions: Schillinger-Maki, 26 points

1st place gross champions: Bratt-Olney, 19.5 points

March Madness Tournament

Gross winner: Steve Pake, 69

Net winner: Mel Williams, 59

LPMC Spring Field Day golf results

April 12

Overall gross winner: Paul Berube, 69

Overall net winner: Terry Fahlstrom

Division I

Gross: Vince Crocker, 75

Net: Mark Rachor, 69

Division II

Gross: Jay Kaemingk, 78

Net: Craig Johnson, 72

Division III

Gross: George Willet, 84

Net: Brad Peterson, 69

Division IV

Gross: Stu Gorski, 88

Net: Jim Weiss, 72

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