Former Indians run strong

June 01, 2012

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Former Burroughs track and field performers end season with solid results: A group of former Burroughs High athletes finished their respective track and field seasons with some solid performances.

Western Nelson, a junior at Cal State San Marcos, placed 40th in the men's marathon in 3 hours 6 minutes 19.90 seconds at the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 26 in Marion, Ind.


Nelson, an All-American in cross-country, qualified for the marathon by finishing sixth in 1:11:34 at the Surf City Half-Marathon in Huntington Beach in February.

A junior at Boise State, Taryn Campos did well at the Mountain West Conference Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. Campos was a member of the women's 4x100-meter relay team that placed third (46.05), she finished fifth in the 400 (55.79), fifth in the 200 (24.72) and was a member of the 4x400 relay team that placed sixth (3:48.33).

Vivian Ochoa, a junior at Adams State College, took part in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in Gunnison and placed fourth in the women's 10,000 (41:13).

Shana Emile, a senior at UC San Diego, enjoyed a second-place finish in the women's hammer throw (160 feet 3) at the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. Championships at Cal State Los Angeles.

Mike Ortega, a junior at Cal State Stanislaus and the Indians' sprint coach the last four years, placed fourth in the men's pole vault (15-41/2) at the CCAA event at Cal State L.A.

Shannon Kermah, a freshman at Montclair State, participated in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships in Pomona, N.J. Along with being a member of the women's 4X100 relay team that placed second (48.21), she was third in the long jump (17-41/2) and sixth in the triple jump (35-9).

Personalities to hit the course at Lakeside: The Screen Actors Guild Foundation will host its third annual golf classic, a charity tournament benefiting the Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund and Assistance Programs that is hosted by actor Ron Perlman. The event will kick off with a shotgun start at noon June 11 at Lakeside Country Club.

The tournament will be followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The tournament brings together golf enthusiasts from the sports and entertainment communities to raise funds for the foundation, which provides vital support to the acting community in times of need.

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