Several Alamedans took part in the 123rd Boston Marathon Monday, April 15.
Seven Alameda residents traveled to the East Coast to take part in prestigious long-distance race. Connie Shieh finished the 26.2-mile race with a time of 3:12:11. The 31-year-old hit the halfway mark at 1:31:12. She finished 4,777th overall and 464th in the women’s 18- to 39-year-old division.
Alameda native Race Roizen won the gold medal in the Skier Cross competition (seven-and-under) at the USA Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) National Championships April 9, in Copper Mountain, Colo.
Roizen (aka Branson, Race is his middle name) beat nine other division opponents in the final race to win the gold. He completed his trip down the slopes in 66.63. He earned a tournament score of 1,150.
Jason Anthony held on to his lead entering the second weekend to win the 92nd Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament Sunday, April 14.
On the same day Tiger Woods won the Masters, Anthony, a Fresno State alum, won the tournament with an eight-under-par 280 after 72 holes on the Jack Clark Course. Anthony was tied with Daniel Robertson at two-under 142 entering the second weekend. However, Anthony, a Fairfield native, posted a six-under 66 on Saturday to separate from the rest of the pack. It was the best score of the round. Anthony shot an even-par in round four.
Susan Logan won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club April Ham Shoot event last Thursday, April 4, with a net 66.
Logan beat Jamie Totsubo-Hamano in a tiebreaker to win the tournament. The match was played in Ham Shoot format. The Ham Shoot is a special tournament where no one knows who has won until all the scoring is done and the winner is announced. After all the scorecards are completed, the committee chooses to discard the scores from multiple holes.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) Pilots baseball team overcame their opponents’ hitting prowess to take down the Bentley School of Oakland Phoenix, 3-1, last Thursday, April 4, at the Navy Base Field at Alameda Point.
The contest between the Pilots and the Phoenix proved that quality hitting is more important than quantity. The Phoenix accumulated 10 hits in the game, but could only produce one run. On the other hand the Pilots had just four hits, but turned them into three runs to win the Bay County-East League game.