Reston/Herndon Sports Briefs (July 1-8)

Reston/Herndon Sports Briefs (July 1-8)

<b>Reston Swim Rundown</b>

In Reston Swim Team Association action over the weekend, the Northern Hills Hurricanes upended the Newbridge Dolphins, 549-512. Triple-event winners for North Hills were Courtner Clark, Nicole Flint, Lindsey Hill, Ryan Hill, Benjamin Livaudais, Catherine Swarts, Rachel Swarts and Emma Tierney. Triple-event winners for Newbridge were John Baldwin, Shannon Burke, Zac Carey, Celia Compton and James Meikle.

The Hunters Woods Blue Marlins swam past the Lake Anne Stingrays, 607-448. Triple-event winners for Hunters Woods were Allen Lee, Alex Li, Dylann Nasr, Phillip Pan, Lucy Tamberrino and Ashley Turner. Triple-event winners for Lake Anne were Ramzi Assir, Joanne Fu and Tope Oladimeji.

In the third meet of the day, the Lake Audubon Barracudas scored a 601-492 victory over the Autumnwood Piranhas. Triple-event winners for Lake Audubon were Alissa Avilov, Sabrina Groves, John Hughes, Matthew Hughes, Brooke O'Donnell, Garrison O'Donnell, Lauren Petka, Will Sickenberger, Mary Weidman and Dmitriy Zhigunov. Diya Murthy won three events for Autumnwood.

In the final meet, the Lake Newport Lightning earned a 555-511 win over the Glade Gators. Triple-event winners for Lake Newport were Amy Edgemond, Dan Ni, Casey Storch, Katie Storch and Ryan Williams. Triple-event winners for Glade were Natalie Bardach, Andrew Draganov and Ryan Tiller.

<b>NOTABLE:</b> In the 11-12-year-old boys’ category, Alex Li of Hunters Woods set an RSTA record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 29.20 seconds, breaking the 2004 mark. Li also set a record in the 50 butterfly with a time of 33.47 to break a record from 1989.

Also in the 11-12 boys’ category, Jason Fu of Lake Anne set a record in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 39.83 to eclipse a 1997 mark. John Baldwin of Newbridge set a new mark for the 15-18 boys’ division in the 50 backstroke with a time of 30.77, breaking a record that was set in 1983.

<b>Fall Sports Physical Blitz Night</b>

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, Herndon High School will collect fall sports physicals in the gym lobby from 6-7:30 p.m. Fall coaches, along with head athletic trainer Amy Sheedfar, will be on hand to review and collect completed physicals prior to the start of the fall sports season. All athletes must submit a completed physical prior to Aug. 11. If an athlete is unable to attend, he or she must submit a physical to Amy Sheedfar in the gym lobby on Aug. 11 between 7:30-8:30 a.m. and receive a pass to submit to your coaches before beginning activity. For questions, contact Sheedfar at If an athlete received a physical at the Herndon Sports Physical Night on June 3, that physical will be on file and the athlete will not need to submit another copy.

<b>Sign Up for Football</b>

The Northern Virginia Youth Flag Football League conducted its first week of its 12th-Annual Summer Camp during the week of June 22-26 in Ashburn. Once again the popular flag football camp program was filled to capacity as over 120 players ages 6 through 13 enjoyed a fun-filled week of flag football skills development and tournament games. Included were training sessions by Dynamic Sports Performance’s (DSP) certified athletic trainers, who assisted in running the campers through speed, power and agility drills. The Northern Virginia Youth Flag Football League will conduct its second week of summer camp the week of Aug. 3-7, and a limited number of camp spots are still available. For more information or to register, visit

<b>Annual Golf Tournament</b>

The Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic in Herndon will conduct its fourth annual golf tournament on Thursday, Oct. 7 at Herndon Centennial Golf Course, and, for the sellout event, 36 foursomes are expected. Cost of participation is $125 per golfer, which includes greens fees, a cart, access to the driving range, beverages, lunch and tee fees. Prizes will be given to the first-, second- and third-place winners. The chairmen of this event are Mani Fierro, Dr. Chris Oliver, Dr. Tom Finley and Dr. Mark Hughes. The Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic serves patients in Herndon, Reston, Chantilly and Centreville who have incomes 200 percent or less of the poverty level and no health insurance.

<b>Senior Olympics Registration</b>

Register now for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, which take place Sept. 12-23. Registration forms are available at senior centers and residences or by calling 703-228-3600 (Ext. 9996). Seniors can also download registration forms, rules and other details at The deadline for registration is Aug. 28; however, early registration is appreciated. Cost is $10 for one event and $1 for each additional event. Last year more than 500 adults competed in 25 events that range from track and field to team line dancing. New this year, too, will be Wii bowling and mini-javelin throw. The track events will be at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington, following the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. A health fair sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center will also take place that day, from 9-11 a.m. All events are open to the public at no charge.