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Alameda native Cooper Teare represented the USA Track & Field (USATF) team at the International Association of Athletics Federation Under-20 Track-and-Field World Championships in Tampere, Finland, from July 10 to 15.

John Williams won the Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July 5K R.A.C.E. Wednesday, July 4 in Alameda. R.A.C.E. stands for Ralph Appezzato Charity Event.

The 27-year-old completed the race in 15:27. He was the first of 1,016 participants to cross the finish line. Paul Balmer crossed the finish line four seconds later at 15:31. Crosby Freeman came in third with a time of 15:41. Doug Howard finished fourth with a time of 15:47, while Brian Gillis rounded out the top five with a time of 15:52. The only other competitor to finish under 16 minutes was Sam Robinson at 15:55.

The Alameda Intermediate baseball Division All Stars team won the Intermediate 50/70 California District 4 championship with an 8-5 victory over Martinez on June 25.

The team defeated Walnut Creek 13-2 in the first round on June 20 and Martinez the first time, 7-3, on June 22 before the final game. This is the fourth consecutive championship for Alameda Intermediate.

The Intermediate 50/70 baseball division stands for a 50-foot distance between the pitcher and the batter and 70-foot base paths. The league typically consists of players between 12 and 13 years of age.

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School alum Cooper Teare completed a standout freshman season on the University of Oregon track-and-field team with a strong showing at the NCAA Division I track-and-field championships. Teare was one of 24 competitors to compete in the men’s 5,000-meter race at the championships Friday, June 8, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. He was also one of just two freshmen to compete in the race. 

 

Adrian Thomas won the Alameda Junior Golf Club tournament event Wednesday, June 27, on the Earl Fry Course.

Adrian Davis won the boys’ 16- to 18-year-old competition. He shot a 72. Davis faced off against strong competition. John Dizon shot a 73 for second place, while Todd Martin shot 74. 

Henry Lambert won the boys’ 14- to 15-year-old division with a 74. Josh Aquino posted an 82, while Brice Chin shot an 86. Amaan Kanji shot a 74 to win the boys’ 12- to 13-year-old division. Jake Fox shot a 94, while Paul Clifford rounded out the top three with a 97.

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