Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Sports briefs: Aggie track assistant moving on

Local youngster Zach Agnew, 9, is defended by Kinsey McCoy, 13, at the NorCal Wildcats All-Star Basketball Camp in June. On Aug. 23, local golfers are invited to help the Wildcats raise money for the upcoming season by playing in a tournament at El Macero Country Club. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise file photo

After three years as an assistant for the UC Davis men’s and women’s track and field teams, former Olympic gold medalist Kim Graham-Miller has been hired to coach at the University of Illinois.

Graham-Miller, who won her medal as part of the United States’ 4×400 relay at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, worked with the sprinters while assisting all areas of program during her Aggie tenure.

Under her guidance, UCD sophomore Ashley Marshall was named the Big West Female Track Athlete of the Year after winning both the 100- and 200-meter races at last spring’s conference championships, and Aggie Melanise Chapman captured Big West titles in the same events in 2012.

“In her three years with our program, Kim helped elevate the level and prominence of our women’s sprint, hurdle and relay cadre,” said UCD head coach Drew Wartenburg. “Kim has made an indelible impact on a legacy of events in which Aggies demonstrate a strong tradition of outstanding performances.

“Coaches and athletes in the program wish Kim all the best in her new endeavors as a member of the Illini coaching staff.”

Cross country meeting

The Davis High cross country team will host a parent information meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the DHS library.

Parents of new and returning runners should attend the meeting and can visit www.dhscrosscountry.com to download the required participation forms. Athletes also are welcome.

For more information, contact Blue Devil coach Bill Gregg at williamjgregg@aol.com or 530-304-9221.

Wildcats golf tournament

A golf tournament to raise money for the NorCal Wildcats youth basketball program is set for Friday, Aug. 23, at El Macero Country Club.

The outing, which begins with golf at 1 p.m. followed by dinner and a silent auction at 6 p.m., is the major fundraising event of the year for the organization.

The NorCal Wildcats are a nonprofit competitive AAU basketball club that has grown to more than 20 teams featuring approximately 300 players in grades four through 12 from local communities such as Davis, Dixon Winters, Woodland, Sacramento and Vacaville. Athletes from as far away as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Fresno also have joined the club.

The club has recently added programs such as the Junior Wildcats — for players ages 4 to 9 — and the NorCal Wildcats Elite teams for highly skilled players.

Interested golfers can register for the tournament at www.davishoops.com and sponsorships also are available by contacting Karen Ward at karen@davishoops.com or 530-219-8873.

Hot Shots basketball

Tryout for the Davis Hot Shots basketball program’s fall session begin later this month with boys eighth- and ninth-grade and junior varsity-level squads beginning workouts on Friday, Aug. 30.

The tryouts run from 4 to 5 p.m. at Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Covell Blvd.

For more information and registration forms, visit www.davishotshots.net. Families with more questions can email to davis_hotshots@yahoo.com.

Labor Day race

The Golden Valley Harriers’ Labor Day Races, an event that last year raised more than $10,000 for local running programs, is back this year.

On Sept. 2, 5K and 10K races will leave from Davis Commons at First and D streets at 8 a.m., with a 1K kids’ race to follow at 9:30 a.m. The 5K and 10k races will feature official race chip timing and awards go to the top three finishers and top three in each age group. Kids’ race participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

The Labor Day Races will not only raise funds for local running programs — last year, money went to high school cross country teams from Davis, Dixon and Woodland, as well as Team Davis, a program for athletes with special needs — but the event also is an international cultural exchange with Davis’ sister city of Inuyama, Japan.

For more information or to register, visit www.goldenvalleyharriers.org. Whole Foods Market is sponsoring post-race breakfast fare and participants get a race T-shirt.

Enterprise staff

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