<b>Track and Field Nationals</b>
Alexandria will be well represented at this weekend’s Nike Outdoor National Meet in Greensboro, N.C. T.C. Williams senior Tynita Butts will compete in both the high and long jumps, while St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes senior Danielle Williams will be featured in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, as well as the 4x100-meter relay.
Butts won the AAA state title in the high jump three weeks ago and took the high jump national title during indoor track season this winter.
Just two weekends ago, Williams took first place in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Milestat.come Elite Track Gala in Richmond. There, she recorded her fastest time of the year in the 100 — 12.03 seconds — and her second-best time of her career in the 200-meter dash (24.79 seconds).
The Nike meet this weekend will be the last time each don their high school colors. Butts will run for East Carolina next season. Williams, also a standout on the basketball court during the winter, will run the 4x100-meter relay with juniors Brianna Richardson and Mya Reid and freshman Lauren Martin.
<b>T.C. Williams Basketball Clinic</b>
T.C. Williams girls’ basketball coach Cavanaugh Hagen is hosting a summer clinic for girls ages 7-17 and boys ages 6-12. The one-week clinic will take place between July 27 and August 1st with sessions running from 4-6:30 p.m.
The clinics will feature individual team competition, skill work, awards, a talented staff of counselors including North Carolina-bound Northern Region Player of the Year Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, and guest speakers of all levels.
For more information contact Cavanaugh Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NVSL summer swim season is right around the corner and the Gazette doesn’t want any child’s achievements in the pool to go unnoticed. To have swim team results posted in the Connection each week, contact sports editor Mark Giannotto at email@example.com.
<b>Northern Virginia Senior Olympics</b>
The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) for senior adults, 50 years of age and over, will be Sept. 12-23. The Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington, will host opening day, Saturday, Sept. 12 with welcome ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. followed by track events. Virginia Hospital Center will sponsor a health fair from 9 – 11 a.m. and the Traveling Bicycle Museum will be open from 9 a.m.– noon.
More than 25 other events will take place during the 10-day competition at various venues throughout Northern Virginia. Participants must be 50 years old by Dec. 31 and live in one of the sponsoring jurisdictions: cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church, counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William.
In addition to track and field, events will include swimming, diving, ice skating, tennis, table tennis, bowling, golf, miniature golf, pickleball, racquetball, board games, card games, shuffleboard, horseshoes, 3x3 basketball, team line dancing, yo-yo tricks and more. New in 2009 are Wii bowling and mini javelin throw.
Registration is $10, which includes one event; additional events are $1. Registration forms are available at senior centers and senior residences or by calling 703-228-3600, ext. 9996. Registration deadline is Aug. 28.