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Angie Vaccarezza won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club net tournament event with a net 87. This is one of the few tournaments that have been played on the Jack Clark South Course since it reopened.

Vaccarezza competed in the fifth flight among golfers with a handicap of 39 to 40. Bobbie Hoepner shot a net 72 for second place in the flight. Lynette Mladinich posted a net 77, while Vivian Kang shot a net 78 for fourth place.

 

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.

Charles Scanlon won a handful of medals after a successful showing at the Special Olympic USA Games from July 1 to 6 in Seattle.

Scanlon, a 1995 Encinal High School (EHS) graduate, represented Team Northern California at the fourth Special Olympics USA Games. He competed in four swimming events at the games and medaled in three. 

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.

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. 

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