Friday, June 7, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports June 1991 New Texas Page 9 Its off to the races with two weekend events Third New Braunfels Triathlon expects more than 300 Sunday Three Parks Run starts Wasserfest ByJOEBELK Sports Editor Again kicking off Wasserfest this year will be the Three Parks a 5kilometer event that starts near the Landa Park bridge and train Now in its eighth organizers expect Saturdays race to draw 350 people or with about 75 local runners probably The which organizer Tim Hooker said is in the shape of a tear drop starts down the Landa Park road and turns left on From the runners go right on Edgewa ter and take another right on coming back to the park by way of Hinman Island Its a pretty good Hook er People like it because it hasnt been Some of the runs in San Antonio go every week this is only once a The race starts at follow ing a IK for children that begins at Hooker said approximately 50100 people are expected to take part in the IK He said the Three Parks Run parti cipants come from all over the Central Texas with a large contingent from San Antonio and Run ners from Corpus as well as a few here and there from small er cities such as Seguin and Freder will also Hooker said Three Parks even attracts runners from as far away as Race day registration starts at 7 The cost is which includes a Tshirt and refreshments following the The fee for the IK is or with a The course records were re established last with champions Randy Reina and Carmen Ayala set ting the records at and Hooker said he did not know if those two would return to defend their Ayala has won the womens race for the past three and Rei na is a twotime Roger Soler has also won the race more than once in past and was the course recordholder until Reina set the new time last Rangers fall in 18 to KC KANSAS long did they play Just ask that fan sitting in the upper deck down the third base Most fans never get a chance at catching a foul But in the six 28 minutes and the 18 innings that it took Kansas City to beat Texas 43 this guy catches That game is a You ought to get it on tape and keep it said Kevin although not many of the 41 players who got into the game would This is my worst day in base said Rafael Palmeiro on the losing The That includes Little Seitzer scored the winning run in the bottom of the 18th when Rangers reliever Kenny Rogers threw wildly to third on Kurt StillweUs sacrifice bunt It was just hardfought by both Seitzer Everybody went Im Its a crusher if you lose that A big time Whoever won that game deserved to Seitzer led off the 18th by singling to left off the seventh pitcher used by the Rangers who had come on to start the Rogers then walked Brent Stillwell laid down a bunt on the thirdbase side of the mound that Rogers fielded but then threw wildly past shortstop Mario Diaz cov ering the bag at I dont think I ever played every Stillwell I usually get pinchhit for or something in a game like Right now all I can think of is to get some rest and try to get my It was the longest game in history for both neither of which had played much longer than five hours It tied the record for most innings with the 18inning affair they played May Carmen Ayala relaxes after setting a new Three Parks Run womens record last ByJOEBELK Editor If swimming bicycling 20 miles and cap ping things off with a 5mile run sounds like the New Braunfels Triathlon will prove an ideal way to spend a Sunday Now in its third between 300350 people are expected to participate in the This race director Mike Burrow moved the race up from July to which he hopes will provide cooler weather for this Sundays The triathlon begins with a swim in Lake with the course set 500 meters out and Rockin R provides a string of rafts to mark the which Burrow considers one of the more unique aspects of the Following the 8 the triathletes bicycle on a course that starts up Schumann Beach then run five miles in the same general Triathletes who are used to coming to Comal County for the Hill Country Triathlon are surprised at how flat the New Braunfels Triathlon course I like to make it a racers Burrow The bike and run are real flat for this part of the But theres no avoiding the summer heat in this area of the so Burrow said he has added water stations every This he is also implementing the first ice station for a total of seven water stations and one ice Athletes are given a choice of water or Gatorade at each and Burrow said most dont decide which to drink simply on a Most finelytuned athletes know their bodies pretty he Theyve got a good idea of what they need to The New Braunfels Triathlon is rare in that it is ideal for because of its lack of hills and relatively short distance but is also enjoyed by professionals because it is good for is sanctioned by the Triathlon Federation thus allowing TriFed points to top and is located at a nice place for a Its one of the prettiest With Joe Millers place and its like a country club Burrow Most triathlons are kind of The race finish here is right at Joe Millers People enjoy that as much as anything the pleasant who began taking part in triathlons in said he trained in the area where the race is now located because his has nearby I This is he said of the The year after starting to race in Burrow was directing his own as 1989 was the first year of this Ive always been kind of an he Everyone Whatever you dont direct a triath so it was kind of a Most of the he are from Austin and with a good number from Houston as More and more local people are participating each and the event also attracts 6utofstate athletes from as far Most triathlons are kind of imperson The race finish here is right at Joe Mill ers People enjoy that as much as anything the pleasant Mike Burrow away as Craig who won the inaugural NB is returning this year and should be one of the Bur row Last years winner and course Richard died during the past His initials will be on this years and his number 1 the top finishers from last year are numbered by order of finish is being retired out of He was a champion and a great and he was wellloved by everyone in the Burrow This years race is dedicated to He said Turner missed the awards ceremony last year after winning the because he was accompanying a triathlete who suffered a severe heat stroke to the Thats a good indication of the kind of person he Burrow Among other notable triathletes in the race are Loretta who has completed the Iron Man Triathlon and is a past president of the San Antonio Triathlon Club and Joanita a triathlete in her 60s from Garden Ridge who owns the record in her age group in numerous triath including both the American and European Iron Man That makes it a prestigious race right as long as shes in the Burrow In addition to the 300 or more individual Burrow expects approximately 10 teams in which one person another bikes and a third runs to enter the The director said he has been overwhelmed by the amount of support from local including Pats the Rockin Chudejs Bicycle New Braunfels Smokehouse and many He also noted the willingness of the triathlon communi ty to loan and borrow without hesitation the bike racks that will be used Sunday were at LaPorte last and will move on to another triathlon next People are really Burrow Triathlons in Texas are like a family The triathlon is one of two major annual fundraisers for the New Braunfels Childrens which is part of the reason that entrants can register through the morning of the We bend over backwards to accommodate people any way we possibly Burrow People are amazed at but were real That was Carolyns deal she wanted to be because every registration is another X dollars to the Childrens Boehle again qualifies for USVBA nationals State qualifiers Five members of the Landa Ladies Golf Association qualified for the Texas Womens Amateur Golf Associ ations state matchplay Edie a firsttime state won the eighth and Rose Tiiseth qualified for the championship From left to right are Pearle Chase seventh Tuseth sporting her trophy Jeanette Dilly sixth and Sarah Oelashmutt fifth Not pictured is Mary who played on the fourth ByJOEBELK Sports Editor Ricky a Canyon Middle School has earned a trip to the United States Volleyball Asso ciations national competition for the second year in this time competing in the 16andunder age is once again the youngest person on his He qualified for nationals with an Austin Club Volleyball The USVBA Junior Olympics national competition is July 17 in Teams from all over the coun try will with strong volleyball areas such as California sending more teams than other parts of the country where the sport is not so widespread or Boehles team last year played a Hawaii club in the tournament then had its first victory a big according to his Donna against a California The 16andunder team on which Boehle is playing remains much the same as the 14andunder team which attended nationals last A prim ary Donna Boehle is that the net is moved up from 74 to 8 in the older age His team is the only team from Austin or Central Texas to receive a national Other teams from Texas may be attending as such as an 18andunder team from Ricky Boehle The ceremony at nationals has the teams march into the followed by the official mens which then puts on an Donna Boehle said the Junior Olympic competition boasts a lot of extremely good The competition is she adding that they got a pre view last year of the type of teams Ricky and the Austin club will face this year in the higher age We watched the 16andunder teams last and I was really Agassi defeats Becker in advances to finals PARIS AP Andre Agassi outdueled a frustrated Boris Becker today to reach the French Open final for a second straight pursuing his first Grand Slam chased down many of Beckers best shots and made fewer errors en route to a semifinal victory that climaxed with an The two rivals embraced warmly at the The defeat wrecked Beckers chance of recapturing the 1 ranking from Stefan Edberg and left him still without a claycourt championship in his In the final Agassi will play the win ner of todays other semifinal between ninth seeded Jim Courier and 12 Michael Courier gave Becker at shot at the 1 ranking by beating topseeded Stefan Edberg on seeded now has won four straight matches against who was seeded second Boris is starting to play exceptionally well on Agassi I think I just get lucky Its very easy to play in a place I feel so In the womens final on defending champion Monica Seles faces 1989 winner Arantxa Sanchez who in the the semifi nals handed Steffi Graf the worst defeat of her pro