Lima youngster wins national track title


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By Mike Purdy - mpurdy@civitasmedia.com



Richard Parrish | The Lima News Diane French returns a shot during mixed doubles play Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio. For match results go to 2C.

Richard Parrish | The Lima News Diane French returns a shot during mixed doubles play Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio. For match results go to 2C.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News The team of Kaitlin Snider and Ruthvik Avvari were among those competing in mixed doubles Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio.

Richard Parrish | The Lima News The team of Kaitlin Snider and Ruthvik Avvari were among those competing in mixed doubles Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News Alex French returns a shot during the mixed doubles competition Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio.


LATA results

Saturday’s Lima Area Tennis Association championships mixed doubles results.

Quarterfinals

Jeff Brown/Andrea Arango def. Stan O’Neal/Bree O’Neal, 6-2, 6-1

John Kidd/Liz Kidd def. Jeanna Haggard/Justin Haggard, walk over/injury

Jeff Davis/Kaylee Davis def. Scott Wills/Miranda Wills, 7-5, 6-3

Diane French/Alex French def. Kaitlin Snider/Ruthvik Avvari, 7-6, 7-5

Semifinals

Jeff Brown/Andrea Arango def. Diane French/Alex French, 6-1, 6-1

John Kidd/Liz Kidd def. Kaylee Davis/Jeff Davis, 6-2, 6-2

Combined age 70 (round robin)

Mary Lou Roush/Brad Kelley def. Keith Davis/Theresa Harper, 6-0, 6-0

Kassie Hill/Brian Duffy def. Gary Runkle/Joan Collar, 2-6, 6-3, 10-5

Gary Runkle/Joan Collar def. Keith Davis/Theresa Harper, 6-2, 6-2

Kassie Hill/Brian Duffy def. Mary Lou Roush/Brad Kelley, 6-1, 6-1

ORLANDO — Zion Jackson of the Lima Striders Track Club finished first in the boys 10-year-old 60 meter dash at the AAU National Club Championships held this past week. Jackson finished with a time of 11.25.

He also finished second in the long jump with a leap of 13 feet, 10 inches, which put him 1 1/2 inches from the winning distance. Jackson was also second in the triathlon (400 meter dash, high jump and shot put).

Teammate Jeff Williams III was seventh (long jump, shot put and 55 meter dash) in the triathlon for boys age 6. The Striders’ Jae’ Anna Hughes was sixth in the pentathlon (100 meter hurdles, shot put, long jump, high jump and 800 meter run) for 13-year-old girls.

All three Lima residents earned All-American recognition for their efforts as well as spots in the AAU Jr. Olympics to be held in Norfolk, Virginia, starting Aug. 2.

LATA championships

LIMA — The Lima Area Tennis Association championships mixed doubles quarterfinals and semifinals were held Saturday.

Reaching the finals were Jeff Brown and Andrea Arango who will play John and Liz Kidd today. In the combined age 70 round robin, Kassie Hill and Brian Duffy won both their matches.

The event is scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. today at the University of Northwestern Ohio. In the case of inclement weather, matches will be moved to Westwood Tennis & Fitness Center.

Richard Parrish | The Lima News Diane French returns a shot during mixed doubles play Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio. For match results go to 2C.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/07/web1_07.19.15.mixeddoubles2.jpgRichard Parrish | The Lima News Diane French returns a shot during mixed doubles play Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio. For match results go to 2C.
Richard Parrish | The Lima News The team of Kaitlin Snider and Ruthvik Avvari were among those competing in mixed doubles Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/07/web1_07.19.15.mixedduo2.jpgRichard Parrish | The Lima News The team of Kaitlin Snider and Ruthvik Avvari were among those competing in mixed doubles Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
Richard Parrish | The Lima News Alex French returns a shot during the mixed doubles competition Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/07/web1_Mixed-Tennis-RP-0082.jpgRichard Parrish | The Lima News Alex French returns a shot during the mixed doubles competition Saturday at the Lima Area Tennis Association championships at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
Area roundup

By Mike Purdy

mpurdy@civitasmedia.com

LATA results

Saturday’s Lima Area Tennis Association championships mixed doubles results.

Quarterfinals

Jeff Brown/Andrea Arango def. Stan O’Neal/Bree O’Neal, 6-2, 6-1

John Kidd/Liz Kidd def. Jeanna Haggard/Justin Haggard, walk over/injury

Jeff Davis/Kaylee Davis def. Scott Wills/Miranda Wills, 7-5, 6-3

Diane French/Alex French def. Kaitlin Snider/Ruthvik Avvari, 7-6, 7-5

Semifinals

Jeff Brown/Andrea Arango def. Diane French/Alex French, 6-1, 6-1

John Kidd/Liz Kidd def. Kaylee Davis/Jeff Davis, 6-2, 6-2

Combined age 70 (round robin)

Mary Lou Roush/Brad Kelley def. Keith Davis/Theresa Harper, 6-0, 6-0

Kassie Hill/Brian Duffy def. Gary Runkle/Joan Collar, 2-6, 6-3, 10-5

Gary Runkle/Joan Collar def. Keith Davis/Theresa Harper, 6-2, 6-2

Kassie Hill/Brian Duffy def. Mary Lou Roush/Brad Kelley, 6-1, 6-1

Mike Purdy can be contacted at 567-242-0451.

Mike Purdy can be contacted at 567-242-0451.

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