Heidelberg University junior distance and steeplechase runner Jacob Lemon (Oak Harbor) has already placed in at least two major events this spring after leading the nationally ranked cross country team in indoor meets during the winter.
Lemon helped lead the Heidelberg track and field team to a third place finish at the 2009 All-Ohio Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University. Heidelberg tallied 89 points, to follow champion Ohio Wesleyan (108) and Ohio Northern University (100).
Lemon rounded out the top-five finishers for the Berg with a fifth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:47.86).
Heidelberg had a runner-up finish at the Don Frail Invitational hosted by Marietta College at Don Drumm Stadium, the site of the 2009 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. Overall the Berg scored 113 points to take second behind Division II Tiffin University. Tiffin won the team title with 133 points.
Running to runner-up honors was Lemon in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:48.63).
In February, under the guidance of first-year head coach Keith Roberts Jr., the nationally ranked Heidelberg cross country team earned an at-large bid to the 2008 NCAA Division III championships following its fourth place finish at the Great Lakes Regional.
The Berg entered the race ranked 28th in the nation and stepped up to finish 19th overall in the 32-team field. Hanover College in Hanover, Ind. hosted the event at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex on its campus. Claiming the team championship was Cortland State with 80 points, while North Central College took home runner-up honors with 115 points.
The Berg accumulated 482 points to stand in 19th. Lemon finished 132nd in the individual race (26:05.92).
The Heidelberg program was making its third-straight appearance at the NCAA championships and its sixth overall (1997, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2008).
The Owens Community College golf team was second at its own Ohio Community College Athletic Conference tournament at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg. Columbus State (317) won, followed by Owens (319), Lakeland (321), Lorain (340), and Cincinnati State (349). Andrew Biggert (Oak Harbor) shot an 82 and had the third best score for Owens golfers. Owens’ league record is now 7-1 and overall record is 33-13.
Football 101 for Women
The University of Toledo football program will host a special clinic, "Football 101 for Women," at the Glass Bowl on May 29. Registration/tailgate is at 5 p.m. with the clinic beginning at 6.
The clinic is designed to help teach women the basics of football in a relaxed, fun and informative way. All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
"Football 101 for Women" includes:
• Q & A with Coach Tim Beckman and his wife, Kim .
• Officials Presentation.
• Tour of the Larimer Athletic Complex.
• Football Equipment Presentation.
• Player Panel.
• On-Field Coaching by UT Staff.
• Football 101 T-Shirt.
• Raffle Prizes
The cost for the clinic is $50. Space is limited so interested women are encouraged to register early for this fun-filled event. Comfortable shoes and Rocket game day attire are recommended. Call 419-530-3637. Registration forms are also available online at www.utrockets.com.
Woodmore will hold 12 and 14 and under Memorial Day baseball tournaments May 20-25 in Woodville. Call Mike Sorg at 419-836-9826.
The Genoa Little League will hold a 10 and under tournament from June 11-14 and 12 and 14 and under tournaments July 1-5. Fees are $150 plus one umpire per game. Call Lee Nissen at 419-351-2398.
The First Annual "Fire Cracker Classic" men's slow-pitch softball tournament will be July 3-5 at the Oregon Recreation Complex. It will be double elimination ASA Men's Class D format. Fees are $300, which includes softballs and umpires. Call Phillip Henzler at 419-344-5122.
The Ladies Tuesday Night Golf League annual meeting to start the golf season will be April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. League play will start May 5 at 4 p.m. Call the Oak Harbor Golf Club at 419-898-1493.
The high school youth group at St. Mark Lutheran Church in East Toledo will hold their Third Annual Golf Scramble on May 17 at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. The fundraiser affords any interested youth the financial means to participate in a summer mission trip to San Francisco to serve homeless ministries, children’s programs, and working with the elderly. In the past two years, the scramble has helped fund mission work in East Toledo, impoverished areas of Logan, Ohio, Toronto’s inner city, and coastal areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Individuals can play for $65, a foursome for $260. Call 419-691-3597. Registration must be received by May 10.
The Inaugural Oregon Firefighters Association Golf Outing is July 11 at Eagle’s Landing with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost for the four person scramble is $260 per team, $65 per person. Payment must be submitted by July 1 to Oregon Firefighters Association and send to Michael Jiminez, Oregon Fire Station No. 1, 5002 Seaman Road, Oregon 43616. Call Jiminez at 419-698-9504 or 419-574-2312.