Sports briefs: Weltz defends his title Wednesday

By From page B8 | June 26, 2013

Scott Weltz will represent UC Davis Aquatics this week when he competes in the U.S. Swim Championships in Indianapolis.

Weltz, a former Aggie standout, current volunteer assistant coach and a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, will begin the meet by trying to defend his national title in the 200-meter breaststroke on Wednesday. He is seeded first in the event after his upset win last year in 2 minutes, 9:01 seconds earned him a spot in the London Games.

The 200 breast prelims and finals — there are no semifinal races at this meet — are scheduled for Wednesday and a top-two finish with a FINA A cut time will earn Weltz a spot in the World Championships later this summer in Barcelona.

Weltz also will swim the 400 individual medley and the 50 breast on Thursday, the 100 breast on Friday and the 200 IM on Saturday.

He is coached by longtime local and national mentor Pete Motekaitis, who formerly led the Davis High swim team, and the UCD men’s squad before it was eliminated by the athletic department in 2010 and is now the associate head coach for the Aggie women’s team.

More information and live streaming of the U.S. Championships can be found at www.usaswimming.org.

Kids’ triathlon

Get Fit Davis and the El Macero Country Club are joining forces this summer to host the second annual triTRAINed kids’ triathlon event.

The event includes a pair of triathlons for children and youths ages 5 to 15 — one this Saturday and another on July 27.

At the triathlons, which begin at 8 a.m. at the El Macero Country Club, 44571 Clubhouse Drive, kids will be divided into three age groups, each with different distances to swim, bike and run.

For more information and to register, visit www.getfitdavis.com and click on the “Registration Form” link under the kids triathlon logo.

AYSO soccer registration

Registration is now open for the fall season of Davis AYSO soccer.

Kids born between Aug. 1, 1994, and July 31, 2009, are eligible. Mail-in registrations must be received by Sunday for guaranteed placement on a team.

For more information, visit www.davisayso.org or to find out about volunteering, send an email to [email protected]

Youth lacrosse camps

The Davis Lacrosse Association is offering summer boys’ and girls’ camps run by former high school and college head coaches Lorne Silverstein and Suzanne Isidor.

Designed for players of all skill levels in second through ninth grades, who are interested in developing and refining their playing skills, the camps will feature fun, focused instruction.

The events are sprinkled throughout the summer, with a boys beginning and intermediate camp running from 8 a.m. to noon July 15-18. A girls beginning and intermediate camp is set for Aug. 12-15 and the cost for each is $135.

For advanced boys players, an Aug. 12-16 camp will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and cost $260.

To register go to www.davislax.org and click “Register Online.” For more information, visit the website or contact Dave Ceppos at [email protected]

Enterprise staff

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