Sports Briefs 06.09.11

Memorial Triathlon
    The Robert J. Aaron Memorial Triathlon, which benefits the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Montauk Senior Nutrition Center, the East Hampton Police Benevolent Association, and the Montauk ambulance squad, will be contested in Montauk Saturday. The one-mile swim in Lake Montauk is to begin at 7:30 a.m. The bicycle leg is 22 miles, and the run is 6.2. The staging area is at the intersection of West Lake and Star Island Drives.
    Merle McDonald-Aaron, who oversees the race, said 700 triathletes had signed up, including the defending champion, Andrew Kalley, 28, of New York City. Last year’s women’s winner, Laurel Wassner, 34, now a pro, who was fourth over all in 2010 in 1 hour, 56 minutes, and 58.3 seconds, may be a late registrant, McDonald-Aaron said.

Basketball Camp
    Howard Wood and Louis O’Neal, who coach East Hampton High School’s girls basketball team, are to oversee a camp at the high school for third-through-eighth-grade boys and girls from June 27 to July 1. The five-day camp, which is to include guest speakers, will cost $75.
    According to a flier, which is available at South Fork schools, “This camp is designed as a fun-filled environment for grade school students interested in learning the game of basketball. Emphasis will be put on fundamentals, teamwork, and discipline. Instruction will be provided by quality local high school coaches.”
    Those wanting more details can call O’Neal at 871-7332.

Thunder in the Sand
    Jay Grisham of East Hampton cleaned up at last weekend’s Thunder in the Sand motocross races held in Wildwood, N.J., winning the 250 B, Open B, and College Boy divisions. A graduate of the State University at Delhi, Grisham is to attend the Motorcycle Institute of Technology in Orlando, Fla., in the fall.
    Other East Hamptoners who did well during the course of the two-day event were Stewart Thomas, who won the Open 250 division; Mark Wesnofske, who was second in the over-25s; Devon Grisham, who was second in the Open C division; Eric Schoenster, who was fifth, and Ben Schoenster, who was seventh in the 85 c.c. 7-through-11 division, and T.J. Wittmer, who was fifth in the 85 c.c. 9-to-11 division.

Rising Rower
    Walter Banfield, the grandson of Norma Edwards of Springs, and a sophomore at the Christchurch School in Christchurch, Va., placed third with Brandon Byrd, a junior, in the junior boys doubles race at the national scholastic crew championships in Cherry Hill, N.J., over the weekend.
    The Virginia state champions won a bronze medal as well in the Stotesbury Cup — reportedly the largest rowing competition in the world — in Philadelphia.