The Columbia Volleyball Club U-16 Lightning placed second… (Photo courtesy of Annette…)
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Columbia Volleyball Club
The Columbia Volleyball Club Lightning 16-U team placed second in the Chesapeake Regional Volleyball Open Division Championships at Meadowbrook Athletic Complex April 22. As regional runner-up, the Lightning earned a bid to the USAV National Junior Championships July 4-7 in Columbus, Ohio. Sixteen top seeded teams from across Maryland, Delaware, and northern Virginia competed in the tournament.
The Lightning finished with a 5-1 record, going undefeated through pool play, quarterfinals and semifinals. Members of the team are Mallory Baldwin, Imani Clayton, Jessie Link, Allison Orr, Brittany Orr, Morgan Perry, Kristen Ritchie, Meg Ross and Lindsey Scepura.
HC Elite travel
The HC Elite ninth grade team won the Baltimore City Challenge Tournament last weekend in Baltimore. The team went 3-0 in pool play and went on to beat the Renegades, 64-44, in the championship, with Mt. Hebron freshman Josh Bryant earning tournament MVP honors.
The Elite team includes Howard County players Bryant, Nick Oates and Dom Napolitano (Glenelg), Jared Noble (Howard), Alex Caffes (Marriotts Ridge), Jon Mierzwa (Reservoir), Matt Egan (Gilman), Jack Shuggars and Nick Heiss (Spalding).
Columbia Soccer Club
On a rain soaked Sunday afternoon, the CSC Storm Runners (U-16 girls) remained undefeated by running past the St. Mary's Inferno, 9-0, in a Baltimore Beltway Soccer League match. Knowing that conditions would worsen as the game went on, the Storm Runners pushed early and scored six goals within the first 15 minutes of play. Makenzie Rynn scored the first two, followed by forward Selena Chin's pair of goals and then single goals from midfielders Lilly Hermina and Christina Kochanski.
Scoring in the first half was capped by forward Carley Noppinger, who placed a shot over the Inferno goalie's head to make the score 7-0 at the half.
A revamped line-up in the second half didn't slow the Storm Runner attack, as two goals by Jonae Queen kept the Storm Runners comfortably ahead. The victory was an entire team effort as Elaina Quinn, Noppinger and Katherine MacKie shared the goalkeeping duties and the normal defensive line of Tory LaFemina, Becca Riley, Kate Harkleroad and Erica Sadler played all over the field. The midfield of Kochanski, Hermina, MacKie and Jenny Haynes dominated possession.
Sarah Levin, who left the field with an illness, gave an incredible effort on the wing during her limited time.
Howard County Striders
Fifty runners braved a steady cold rain to run the Howard County Striders weekly series race at Longfellow Elementary School. Luis Diaz and Kendra Smith paced the two-miler, while Karsten Brown and Marsha Demaree were the 10k winners. The 15k was canceled because of inclement weather.
Two-mile results: 1. Luis Diaz, 11:46; 2. Harrison Colby, 11:56; 3. Ted Poulos, 12:01; 4. John Chall, 12:43; 5. Chad Burger, 13:05; 6. John Way, 13:08; 7. Michael Dusenbery, 13:12; 8. Kendra Smith, 13:35; 9. Bill Andrews, 14:08; 10. Marquel Bowler, 15:23.
11. Mike Fleming, 16:06; 12. Bob Lande, 16:22; 13. Ben Colby, 17:32; 14. Roger Calvert, 18:06; 15. Kash Hartz, 18:10; 16. Dwight Bowler, 18:30; 17. Jack Bovich, 18:31; 18. Amanda Idstein, 18:39; 19. Sharlene Deskins, 18:41; 20. Melinda Krummerich, 18:49.
21. Mie Nae Miles, 22:52; 22. Monica Bustos, 24:25; 23. Mark Langr, 24:26; 24. Stanley Way, 25:55; 25. Barbara Calvert, 26:45.
10k results: 1. Karsten Brown, 37:01; 2. Nikolas Harvan-Matosich, 40:54; 3. Lochlann Boyle, 40:58; 4. Joerg Schroeder, 41:09; 5. Donnie Chapman, 43:09; 6. Dave Orlik, 43:27; 7. Jeffrey Ward, 44:12; 8. Robert Blanco, 45:05; 9. Tim Techathuvanan, 45:38; 10. Evan Calvert, 46:31.
11. Sean Costello, 46:47; 12. Bromley Lowe, 47:28; 13. David Horracks, 48:21; 14. Chris Farmer, 50:24; 15. Marsha Demaree, 51:28; 16. Rick Repasky, 52:03; 17. Kirk Gordon, 52:16; 18. Gary Coiro, 52:25; 19. Bruce Levine, 52:56; 20. Amanda An, 55:12.
21. Karen Harvey, 55:34; 22. Faye Weaver, 55:53; 23. Becky Holtz, 56:17; 24. James Scarborough, 58:41; 25. Amelia Mullican, 1:01:25.
PGA Junior Academy
Rachel Lee, a sophomore at Marriotts Ridge High School, will represent the Middle Atlantic PGC Section in the 2012 Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy. The Academy will be held at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance in Port St. Lucie, Fla. from July 1-8. Lee is one of 84 junior golfers chosen to participate.
Members of the Columbia Clippers swim team participated in the CBAC Spring Long Course Meet, April 13-15. Clippers placing in the top eight were:
9-10G: Isabelle Crofts: 6. 50 backstroke. Alexa Porter: 7. 50 butterfly.
9-10B: Nataniel Arocho-Nieves: 6. 50 backstroke. Jordan Jones: 7. 100 backstroke.
11-12G: Renee Yang: 2. 200 butterfly; 6. 200 IM; 8. 50 free; 3. 200 backstroke; 5. 200 free; 4. 100 backstroke; 6. 100 free.
11-12B: Toni Li: 5. 100 butterfly.
13-14G: Emma Stenoien: 6. 200 breaststroke.
13-14B: Jonathan Zhao: 7. 200 breaststroke; 8. 100 butterfly.
15+G: Ila Jackon: 3. 200 butterfly; 4. 100 free; 4. 200 IM.