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Community notebook: Zich wins Girlfriends Sprint Triathlon

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter
Published: August 22, 2016, 7:00pm

Lisa Zich of Portland won the Girlfriends Sprint Triathlon on Saturday at Frenchman’s Bar Community Park.

Zich, 46, completed the race in 1 hour, 13 minutes 49.5 seconds. She finished 12 seconds before runner-up Aide Villalobos.

Alisa Wise, 49, from Camas was the masters winner and the top local finisher. She was fourth overall with a time of 1:14:18.5.

The race started with a half-mile swim in the Columbia River, followed by an 11.8-mile bike ride and a 5-kilometer run. A total of 146 women finished the sprint triathlon.

The run-bike-run Girlfriends Sprint Duathlon on Saturday was won by Laura Wiley with a time of 1:21:08.7. Eighteen women completed the race, which included two 5-kilometer runs and a 11.8-mile bike ride.

Eleven women did the swim-bike race, won by Christina Riggs in 1:01:05.1. Chantalle Blundell won the 10-kilometer run with a time of 40:17.1. A total of 33 women completed the 6.2-mile race.

Rachel Blair won the 5-kilometer race with a time of 19:36.4. A total of 29 women raced the 3.1-mile course.

On Sunday, men joined the competition for the eighth Columbia River Triathlon Festival. Jaysun Pyatt was first among 86 finishers of the Olympic distance triathlon in 2:04:50.7.

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Sunday’s event also included a sprint triathlon run-bike and swim-bike duathlons and several relay divisions.

The weekend of multi-sport races was staged by Vancouver’s Why Racing Events and started Friday with a special Kids Triathlon.

Food drive part of CCYF jamboree

Clark County Youth Football will hold its season kickoff jamboree on Saturday at Kiggins Bowl.

Scrimmage games will be held at both ends of the field beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 4:30 p.m.

Again this year the Titans Youth Foundation is holding a food drive as part of the jamboree. The food drive will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Teams that collect more than 1,500 pounds of food will earn a gift certificate for pizza for an end-of-season party.

In its eighth year, the food drive is being organized by Union High School juniors Dylan Henry and Keith Lobis. They hope to surpass 2015, when CCYF teams and their families collected more than 75,000 pounds of food.

Cash donations are also welcome, according to Henry.

Individual donors of at least 60 pounds of food or $20 will be entered into a raffle for sports memorabilia, gift certificates and other items.

To learn more, or volunteer or to donate, contact Henry (360-921-2471; dweshenry24@gmail.com) or Lobis (360-607-2926; keithlobis9@gmail.com).

A companion food drive will take place this weekend at the Directors Mortgage Summer Slam youth soccer tournament at the Harmony Sports Complex. The tournament runs Friday through Sunday. That food drive is being organized by Mountain View sophomore JT Correy and Union sophomore Owen Murphy.

CCRC runs at Marine Park

Ahrlin Bauman finished one second in front of Jesse McChesney to win the Clark County Running Club’s race on Aug. 17. Bauman, 43, completed the 5-kilometer Marine Park Run in 15 minutes and 57 seconds. McChesney, 28, finished in 15:58.

Savannah Craig, 17, was the first female to finish. She was 11th overall with a time of 19:54.

A total of 127 runners recorded times. Results are in the Community Scoreboard.

This Wednesday the CCRC summer series is again at Marine Park. The race begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the club’s annual picnic. Marine Park is at Southeast Columbia Way and Marine Park Way.

To learn more, visit clarkcountyrunningclub.org.

COMMUNITY SPORTS NEWS is published each Tuesday. Submit items by sending email to paul.danzer@columbian.com or by calling 360-735-4521.

Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter