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Publication Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Sports Shorts Sports Shorts (May 11, 2005)


IN THE VAULT . . . Among those expected to compete at the Payton Jordan U.S. Open track and field meet on May 30 are five of the top eight finishers in the men's pole vault at the Modesto Relays over the weekend, including Stanford grad Toby Stevenson, who won the event in 19-2 1/4. Russ Buller, who finished second to Stevenson with an 18-10 1/4, will also be at Stanford. Overall there will be eight vaulters who have cleared 19-0 or higher in competition. Derek Miles, American recordholder Jeff Hartwig and Tye Harvey, who were all in the top eight in Modesto, are also entered at Stanford.

NET PLAY . . . Stanford product Melissa Irvin reached the semifinals of the WRAL-TV5 75K Challenger in Raleigh, N.C. before losing to wild card Mary Gambale. Irvin lost the first set 6-4, and was trailing 4-0 in the second set when she retired. Irvin is currently ranked No. 72 . . . Stanford grad Paul Goldstein lost his quarterfinal match to James Blake, 6-3, 6-4, in the 60K Harrah's Entertainment Challenger in Tunica, Mississippi . . . Stanford grad Scott Lipsky lost in the quarterfinals of the Saab Grand Harbor of Vero Beach USTA Classic to Brandon Evans, 7-6 (8), 6-1. Lipsky competes in this week's West Side Tennis Club Challenger in Forest Hills, New York.

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . The Stanford Blaze CYSA girls team will be hosting tryouts for their fall and spring season on Thursday, May 12 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at JLS field No. 2, and on Sunday, May 15 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Greer field No. 4. For more information call team manager Alexandra Ohlson at 650-321-0343 or by e-mail at Alexandra@slgroup.com. The Blaze are affiliated with the Stanford Soccer Club and their web site is www.stanfordsoccerclub.org. . . . Stanford is hosting a Youth Sports Festival and Seminar on Saturday, June 25 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 pm. The event features sports clinics hosted by Stanford University student-athletes and coaches for children ages 8-14, two seminars on the impact of sports participation, a panel discussion with former Stanford student-athletes and numerous interactive exhibits in a festival atmosphere. All events are free and open to the public. The first 1,000 children to register will receive a free Youth Festival t-shirt. For further information, call (650) 724-3910.

TAEKWONDO NEWS . . . Stanford Taekwondo is hosting a tournament on Saturday, May 28 in Maples Pavilion on the Stanford campus for adults and children of all ages and levels. Competition begins at 9 a.m. with a Poomse (forms) competition, followed by sparring in the afternoon. Electronic scoring systems will be available in every ring. Registration for competitors is $50 by mail and $40 if done online. Admission is $5, or $3 with a student ID card and for kids under 18. Stanford students will be admitted free. For more information, call 650-482-9727 or visit tkd.stanford.edu/spropen2005/index.html.

COACHING CORNER . . . Menlo-Atherton is looking for coaches for the 2005-06 school year: wrestling, girls' frosh-soph volleyball, track and field assistant, varsity football assistant and cheerleading. Those interested should contact M-A Athletic Director Pam Wimberly at 322-5311 (ext. 57-6) or e-mail resumes to pwimberl@seq.org . . . Menlo School is looking for a girls' varsity basketball assistant coach and girls' frosh-soph basketball coaches. Call 330-2001 (ext. 2282) or e-mail bmckinney@menloschool.org.

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