Ultra-distance runner Ed Kelley of Huntington Beach finished second Thursday in the Sri Chinmoy 3,100-Mile Race in Jamaica, N.Y.
Kelley, who won the race last year, broke his U.S. record by 12 hours this year, finishing in 47 days 5 hours 39 minutes. Hungary’s Istvan Sipos won in a record time of 46 days 17 hours 2 minutes.
Kelley and Sipos were on the half-mile road course that circles Thomas Edison Vocational High School, every day from 6 a.m. to midnight. They traded lead position eight times over the course of the race, which is the equivalent of 118 marathons.
The invitational, which carries no purse for the winner, began in 1985 as a 1,000-mile, 16-day event. It was increased to 3,100 miles in 1997.
This year’s only woman entrant, Washington’s Suprabha Beckjord, is expected to finish this evening in third place. The only other runner among the six who started that is expected to finish by Sunday evening--the event’s 51-day limit--is Germany’s Wolfgang Schwerk.
Marina’s Jenny Lamb scored twice and Los Alamitos’ Jackie Frank had six saves to help the Golden West Water Polo Club defend its title at the Junior Nationals in Annapolis, Md.
UCLA’s Robin Beauregard, who graduated from Marina, also scored two goals in an 11-6 victory over Commerce in the championship game. She was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
Costa Mesa’s Katie Grogan (Massachusetts) had two goals and Los Alamitos’ Stacy Black (Long Beach State) and Marina’s Cara Chlebicki each scored.
Lamb will be a freshman at UCLA this fall and Frank will be a freshman at Stanford. The team is coached by John Wright.
The second “Battle of the Beaches” tennis tournament will take place Sept. 14-20 at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach. Among they players expected to compete are Jeff Tarango, Mats Wilander, Pieter Aldrich, Jim Pugh, Danic Vister and Laguna Beach’s Rick Leach.
The 10th annual “Newport to San Diego” yacht race begins at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, when nearly 60 sailboats leave Newport Harbor. All boats are Performance Handicap Racing Fleet-rated, with the smallest entry at 22 feet and the largest at more than 100.
Barbara Colville-O’Donnell of Newport Harbor Yacht Club won last year’s race aboard her Shock 55 T yacht, Harlequin, in 10 hours 44 minutes 41 seconds.
The race is sponsored by the Bahia Corinthian and San Diego yacht clubs.
Jonathon Rouwenhorst, a former pitching standout at Brethren Christian, was an all-tournament selection at the AAU 18-and-under national baseball championships in Orlando, Fla., where he helped his team, the West Coast Yankees, to the title.
Rouwenhorst, who now plays at Biola, was one of three county players on the Yankees, a club team with players from Southern California that posted a 10-0 record in winning the AAU championship. They defeated the Orlando Storm, 12-2, in the championship game on Saturday at the Disney Sports Center.
Rouwenhorst had two victories, striking out seven in a 7-4 decision over a team from Tennessee in pool play, and getting nine strikeouts in five innings in an 11-1 semifinal victory over the Florida Express.
Also on the team were Randall Shelley, a third baseman from Santa Margarita who is now at UCLA, and Paul Grumet, a pitcher at Corona del Mar and son of the team’s manager, Harry Grumet.
Sean Wink, a sophomore at Northwestern, has been selected to this year’s Big Ten All-Star men’s basketball team, which will play seven games in Europe from Aug. 11-19. Wink, a former standout at Brea Olinda High, is a 6-2 guard.
Last year, Wink made a school-record 86 three-pointers and finished second on the Northwestern team in scoring at 12 points per game.
Craig Moothart, who played professionally on the AVP Tour, has been named boys’ and girls’ volleyball coach at Trabuco Hills High, Girls’ Athletic Director Jack Recla announced. Moothart, who lives in Irvine, also will teach social science at the school.
The Oshman’s Grants for Girls fund will award $100,000 to deserving sports programs for girls ages 17 and under. Eligible programs may be part of schools, national governing bodies, athletic clubs, youth-service agencies and other community groups. Grants range from $500-$2,000.
Deadline for application is Sept. 4. Applications are available at all Oshman’s stores. For more information, call (800) 877-6005, Ext. 8260.