Race Ends In Rare Photo Finish


Dead heats in track and field happen about as often as Fife Symington files an accurate financial statement. But one of those rarities happened at the Luke-Greenway Invitational meet last week at Phoenix Central High School.
Lady Longhorn middle-distance star LeighAnn Haynes and a Chino Valley runner finished in a dead heat in the 800-meter run. The pair were clocked in about 2:20. At the Class 3A state meet held two weeks ago, Haynes who finished a close second to the CV runner set a PHS school record of 2:20.91 in the event.
Also at Luke-Greenway, Payson High's record setting 4x800 relay team of Brooke Bennett, Amy Davis, Michelle Closs and Haynes ran their way to another gold medal.
Racer rides to victory
With a victory in the Grand Canyon State Classic motocross series, a 7-year-old Star Valley boy stamped himself as one of the most promising young racers in the state.
Austin Krebiel, a student at Frontier Elementary School, captured the Pee Wee (7-8 years-old) 50 cc series divisional championship of the Competitive Off-Road Promotions series that began in January and concluded in April. All races were held at Canyon Off-Road Park near Phoenix.
With victory trophy in hand, the youngster will now focus on a 30-race National Motor Association series that will wrap up next fall with championships in Las Vegas, Nev. and Ponca City, Okla., said his father Ty.
In capturing the gold medal of the Competitive Off-Road series, Austin finished first in five of the nine races he participated in. He took second-place honors in the rest.
The youngster, sponsored by Kohl's Ranch and Four Season's Motorsports, rode a KTM 50 motorcycle to his victories.
She's back
Former Lady Longhorn basketball star Erin Dahlmann returns to the Rim country July 17 to July 20 to serve as guest host of a girl's basketball camp.
Sponsored by Lady Longhorn basketball program and the Payson Parks and Recreation Department, the camp will be held from 8 a.m. until noon each day.
The camp will emphasize shooting and ball-handling fundamentals, position play and defensive skills.
If Erin is as good a basketball instructors as she is a player, the campers will be in for a rewarding experience.
Registration forms are available at the parks and rec office at 1000 W. Country Club. Call 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information.
Gridiron camp
The Little Longhorn Football Camp for youngsters 8 years old through eighth grade will be held from 8 a.m. until noon July 24 to July 26 at Rim Country Middle School.
According to PHS coach Mike Wheelis, the purpose of the camp is to acquaint the campers with the basics of football "the Longhorn Way." Campers will learn the basic skills of both offense and defense. Campers will be put through drills to help them become more agile.
The fee is $30 per camper. Applications are available at Rim Country Middle School.

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