Speedo Cup reunites Bogard, Collins
Former South Tahoe High swimming teammates Kristi Collins and Denise Bogard had the unique opportunity to compete against each other last weekend in the Speedo Cup Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.
In the 200 individual medley, Bogard of UC-San Diego was 12th in 2:08.5, while Fresno State’s Collins came in 41st in 2:13.47.
Collins, a junior, later scored a 12th-place finish in a 90-swimmer 200 butterfly field. Her time was 2:09.95.
Collins also was 27th in the 100 fly (59.88) and Bogard was 33rd in the 200 breast (2:23.05).
Two Fresno State relay teams that included Collins finished in the top eight. Collins, Greer McGettrick, Melissa Johnson and Carolyn Wigginton came in seventh out of 56 teams in the 200 medley relay. Their time was 1:49.23.
The same quartet of Bulldogs also was sixth out of 52 teams in the 400 medley relay. Their time was 3:56.19.
Fresno State finished eighth out of 23 teams.
Former South Tahoe High cross country runner Cory Martin was one of six Long Beach State selected Academic All-Big West earlier this month.
Martin, a member of the Vikings’ state cross country championship and runner-up teams in 1998-99, finished 110th in the NCAA Western Regional meet Nov. 16 in Palo Alto, Calif. The 1999 second-team all-state runner was timed in 34 minutes, 3 seconds for the 10,000-meter event.
Long Beach State’s men’s team finished 18th out of 23 teams.
South Tahoe High grads Andy Butcher and Travis McCollum continue to give Chico State men’s basketball coach Puck Smith solid minutes off the bench.
Butcher, a sophomore, had 10 points and two assists in the Wildcats’ 70-65 triumph over UC Davis on Dec. 7. The 6-foot-2 Butcher made 4 of 6 shots from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers.
McCollum, a sophomore, had seven points, four rebounds and an assist off the bench.
Three nights later, Butcher started and had eight points, six assists and five rebounds in the Wildcats’ 102-64 romp over Bethany College.
McCollum’s stat line in a reserve role read: eight rebounds, six points and three assists.
Chico State is 3-1 entering Friday’s 7:30 p.m. game with Holy Names in Chico. The Wildcats will play host to Oregon Tech on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Today is the final day the South Lake Tahoe American Youth Soccer Organization will accept nominations for board positions.
All positions are open for the 2003 season. Board members meet regularly and will attend the AYSO Section Two annual meeting March 7-9.
The all-volunteer league is also seeking people willing to referee, line the fields, make phone calls, etc. There is no impending deadline for volunteers.
Nominations and offers to volunteer can be made by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax at (775) 588-0129 or by phone at (530) 573-1426.
The Tahoe City Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Dec. 29 at Rideout Gym.
There is a three-game minimum for all teams. Prizes will be awarded to first- and second-place teams. Door prizes will also be presented. There is a $50 team fee – maximum four players. Registration ends Dec. 20.
For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation office at (530) 583-3796, extension 29.
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