| Posted: Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 06:00 am
Death Race results
Greg Sumka of St. Albert ran wild to finish 22nd overall at the 11th annual Canadian Death Race last Saturday in Grande Cache.
Sumka completed the 125-kilometre trek in 18 hours, 57 minutes and 38 seconds as the third fastest male out of 33 in the 50 to 59 age group. He also ranked 19th out of 288 male entrants.
The winner was Grant Guise of New Zealand at 13:27:37 as the No. 1 male in the 30 to 39 age group.
In total, 133 soloists out of 369 male and female competitors finished the five legs on the course. It begins and ends on a 4,200 foot plateau, passes over three mountain summits and includes 17,000 feet of elevation change and a major river crossing at the Hell’s Gate canyon at the confluence of the Smoky and Sulphur rivers.
In the team event, the St. Albert Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic 1 line-up of Matt Dean, Graham Glennie, Pete Dean, Joel Maley and James Dean was the top men’s team at 11:38.08 as the third-place overall finisher. There were 210 teams that went the distance: 133 mixed, 58 men and 19 women.
The fastest team was the mixed Redline Overlords at 10:35:56.
The St. Albert sports injury clinic 2 team of Kory Howard, Bev Kaine, Glennie and Celine Gannon-Dean finished 73rd overall at 17:01:07 as the 45th best mixed team. Glennie ran leg three after completing leg two for team 1. Howard did the first and fifth legs.
Last year Glennie, Arri McWatt and James Dean finished fifth overall out of 256 teams. They were also the first team to complete the race with less than five runners. Glennie ran legs one and two, McWatt did three and five and Dean completed leg four. Their time of 12:59:24 was good for fourth place out of 50 teams in the men’s division.
Visit www.canadiandeathrace.com for complete results.
Paige Kremer of St. Albert will swim for Team Canada at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships, starting Aug. 23 in Pearl City, Hawaii.
Kremer, 15, qualified for the U18 international meet at the Canadian Summer Nationals last month in Edmonton. Her performance was highlighted by an eighth place result in the 100-metre freestyle and 13th place finish in the 50m free. The Olympian Swim Club athlete also won bronze in the 400m freestyle relay with Jen Morgan, Natasha Fung and Emily Flowers.
At the Canadian Age Group Championship last month in Calgary, Kremer won silver in the open 50m and 100m free and the 200m freestyle and 200m medley relays.
SAMFA turns 50
The St. Albert Minor Football Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 8 with a tripleheader at the Riel Recreation Park turf field.
SAMFA’s six teams in the Capital District Minor Football Association – Buccaneers and Vikings in atom, Riders and Colts in peewee and Fury and 49ers in bantam – will huddle up as part of the day-long festivities.
SAMFA is also gathering anecdotes from former SAMFA volunteers, coaches and players to help celebrate the association’s rich history. Information can be emailed to Angela Kerr at email@example.com.
Meanwhile, the season-opening jamborees for SAMFA teams kick off next weekend. Visit www samfa.ca or www.cdmfa.ca for more information.
U16 Team Alberta
Three bantam AAA graduates of the St. Albert Sabres are among the top U16 players shortlisted by Hockey Alberta for the Western Canada Challenge Cup.
Netminder Pat Dea, defenceman Dylan Overdyk and forward Matteo Gennaro and 31 other players will be scouted with their club teams until the final 20-player roster is announced.
The U16 tryouts started with 81 players at last month’s development camp in Camrose.
The Challenge Cup goes Nov. 1 to 4 in Calgary and features the four western provinces.
Members of the St. Albert trio were also selected in the Western Hockey League bantam draft in May.
Dea was the first netminder drafted, taken 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oil Kings. He was voted the top netminder in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League’s north conference after compiling a 12-6-3 record, 2.96 GAA and .920 save percentage in 1,237 minutes played.
Overdyk went 32nd overall to the Kootenay Ice and Gennaro was picked 41st overall by Prince Albert Raiders.