Sports Briefs 06.14.12

Local sports notes

Brenneman Cited
    Tyler Brenneman, a son of Tim and Debbie Brenneman of East Hampton, and a midfielder on Notre Dame’s Final Four men’s lacrosse team, has been named as the recipient of a National Collegiate Athletic Association Elite 89 award given to sophomore-or-above athletes whose cumulative grade-point average tops their Final Four peers. Brenneman, an economics major who is to study in that field in England this summer, has a 3.782 g.p.a. He is the first Notre Dame men’s lacrosse player to be so honored.

10K, Turbo Tri Races
    A Turbo Tri triathlon, a fund-raiser for the I-Tri triathletic program for teenage girls, is to be held at Maidstone Park Saturday at 6 p.m. The contestants are to cover the same course — 300-yard swim, 7-mile bike, and 1.5-mile run — that Sharon McCobb’s Youth Triathlon contestants will on July 22.
    Saturday’s race, also overseen by McCobb, is open to “all ability levels ages 17 and up.”
    A half-hour before the Turbo Tri is to begin, about 1,700 entrants are to set forth in the Shelter Island 10K, among them the former Olympians Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Keith Brantly, as well as Shelter Island’s Olympic sailor, Amanda Clark, who is to compete in the London Games this summer.        The elite runners are to be on hand for a meet-and-greet tomorrow outside Shelter Island’s American Legion Hall before the pre-race pasta dinner.