In Brief: Burns Park Run is May 6, locals excel at college level and more
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
The 33rd annual Burns Park Run will take place Sunday, May 6, and registration is ongoing at burnsparkrun.org.
The 5- and 10-kilometer races start and finish at the corner of Wells and Baldwin streets in Ann Arbor. A Fun Run around the park for little runners follows the 5K and 10K.
First organized by volunteers as a fundraiser for Burns Park Elementary School in 1979, the event now allows participants to donate to any school PTO or the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation.
Former Pioneer track star Paige Madison honored
Pioneer High School graduate and University of Pennsylvania women's track and field star star Paige Madison received the Association of Alumnae Fathers' Award during a ceremony April 16 to honor Penn's senior student-athletes.
The Fathers' Award has been awarded annually since 1945 to the person who is recognized for her contribution to women's Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania. The recipient must be a senior student-athlete who shows outstanding athletic, academic, and leadership qualities. The academic standard is a 3.0 GPA, and voting on the award is conducted by the head coaches of Penn's women's varsity programs as well as selected athletic department administrators.
Currently a senior captain for the Quakers, Madison already holds three school records and is listed among the top 10 all-time in four other individual events and five relays. The six-time All-Ivy honoree was the first woman in Penn history to break the one-minute barrier in the 400-meter hurdles and just the second track athlete selected for this award since 1997.
A nursing major, Madison was an Academic All-Ivy recipient in 2010 and was named Academic All-Area by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2011.
Huron grad Alex Wunderlich is Golfer of Week
Emory University freshman Alex Wunderlich has been selected by the University Athletic Association as the Golfer of the Week following his performance at the Emory Spring Invitational (April 9-10). It marks the first time in his career that he has been selected for the honor.
Wunderlich, a 2011 Huron High School graduate, helped the No. 10-ranked Eagles to a sixth-place finish out of 17 teams at the 36-hole tourney that was contested at the 6,860-yard, par 72 Druid Hills Golf Club, tying for fifth place in the 96-player field with two-round score of 1-over par 145.
After posting an opening-round 73, Wunderlich was the lone Emory performer to shoot par during the final round with his 72 representing his second-best score of the 2011-12 season. His effort also enabled him to earn a spot on the Emory Spring Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Sand volleyball registration starts Monday
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed's Summer Sand Adult Volleyball League team registration begins Monday, April 23. Leagues are offered in Men's, Women's, and Co-rec four-player teams and doubles teams in in a A, B, or C skill levels. Play for all leagues starts May 29 and runs approximately seven to eight weeks. There also are sand leagues for high school players. Captains can sign up online starting 4/23 at www.aareced.com. League info & team registration forms are on the Rec & Ed Website at www.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced. Individual players seeking to be placed on a team should contact the league director, Karen Draves, at 994-2300 x 53254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huron boys basketball boot camp
The Huron High School boys basketball team will host a basketball boot camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9. The camp costs $25 and is open to sixth, seventh and eighth-graders. Campers receive instruction from the Huron coaching staff and past players, and each will receive a T-shirt. Registration is available at www.aareced.com Camp ID # 3451.401
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