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Sports briefs: DHS grad qualifies for D-III track championships

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From page B8 | May 21, 2013 |

By helping his North Central College 4×400 relay squad run a 3:14.78 at Friday’s Gregory Invitational, former Davis High athlete Derek Nelson is headed to the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Track and Field Championships.

Nelson, who played football for the Blue Devils in addition to making the CIF state track meet in 2010, is a junior for the Cardinals, who were the D-III champions in 2010 and 2011.

He teamed with Joey Michaels, Abraham Oshipitan and Dionte Hackler to qualify in 13th for the championship meet, which will be contested Thursday through Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The 4×400 prelims are in the first day of the event.

UCD gymnastics

UC Davis senior gymnast Katie Yamamura, a neurobiology, physiology and behavior major, earned Capital One Academic All-District VIII honors for the second straight year last week and is now on the ballot for Academic All-American.

Yamamura, who prepped at Gunn High in Palo Alto, just finished one of the most outstanding careers in program history. She qualified for the NCAA region championship for the third time, captured her second Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Year award and won All-MPSF honors in all four events plus the all-around. Yamamura also broke her own school record in the all-around with a 39.325.

She has won MPSF All-Academic honors the maximum three times and will pick up a fourth NACGC/W Academic award when that program is announced this summer.

To be nominated for the Academic All-District award, which went to 10 athletes in the West Region, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or better. Yamamura entered the spring quarter with a 3.93 GPA.

Youth soccer tryouts

The Davis Alliance Soccer Academy will host tryouts for U16/17 boys and girls squads at Playfields Park on Friday, May 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Players born between Aug. 1, 1996, and July 31, 1998, are eligible for the teams.

DASA provides players with progressively higher levels of competition within an affordable, safe, teaching environment. For more information, visit www.davisalliance.org or email [email protected]

Fall registration costs $150 per player plus uniform and tournament fees.

Youth track club

It’s not too late to sign up for the Davis Community Track and Field Club summer program.

The club will meet Mondays through Thursdays from June 10 to July 25, but participants can choose from five different session options.

Two practices are offered: one for fourth- through sixth-graders; another for seventh- to 12th-graders.

Practice runs from 9 to 11 a.m. for all athletes on Halden Field at Davis High’s Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.

Cross country training will be provided in the evening for incoming high school athletes beginning June 24 and running to Aug. 8.

Participants get two meet options: the second annual Freedom from Hunger all-comers meet in June and a to-be-announced all-comers meet in July. Details will be posted at www.DCTFC.com.

The Davis Community Track and Field Club is a USATF Pacific Association member open to youths who either are beginning or experienced athletes. The club is designed to be a fun, friendly and low-key introduction to all track and field events. Also, the promotes the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, personal goal-setting and hard work.

To register, visit the website. For more information, email [email protected]

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