Monday, September 28, MVS students Lilly Dunning (’17) and Alyssa Clements (’17)
competed at the Girls’ Golf Division II Sectional Golf Tournament at
WGC Golf Course in Xenia. Both girls played well; Dunning finished with a
94, and Clements finished with a score of 80, her personal best.
Clements placed 4th overall and will advance to districts.
Dunning rebounded from a tough start and showed a lot of fortitude
through her final nine holes, putting together a streak of pars before
finishing with a 94, just four strokes off the final individual
“Clements played the front nine beautifully at one over par and stayed strong on the back,” said golf coach Tyler Benedict ’09.
The D-II District Tournament will be at Pipestone Golf Course next Wednesday, October 7.
Dayton Christian School head football coach Ken Moyer presented Tim
Entner, DCS Financial Aid Manager, with a check for $4000 today for
tuition assistance. The money was raised during the Way of the Warrior
Golf Outing last spring.
"We are so grateful for the generosity of the Way of the Warrior Golf
Outing participants," said Entner. "This gift will provide tuition
assistance to two additional students who would not otherwise be able to
attend Dayton Christian."
MCS HS Golf completed conference play on Thursday by winning the
Conference Championship. Miami Valley School played MCS tough through
each of the 4 events, and Middletown Christian won the championship by 1
stroke. Senior John Leisinger added an individual conference. This is
the 2nd conference championship in golf for MCS and the first since
2011. The team finished with 5 golfers in the top 15 in the league and
had 4 golfers in the top 10.
XC Senior Grace Norman finished in second place behind Lauren Steadman (GBR) in the ITU Elite Paratriathlon World Championship held this morning in Chicago, Illinois. Congratulations to Grace on her success at this world-class event! This is another major milestone achieved on the road to Rio 2016!
The U.S. Paralympic Committee selected Xenia Christian senior Grace Norman as one of 66 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans last week, and named Norman its 2015 High School Female Track Athlete of the year.
Norman was the first amputee to qualify for the state track and field championships last June and finished eighth in the mile run against a field of able-bodied athletes representing the best in Ohio.
Among the High School All-Americans, Norman has the top time in the women’s 800-meter run (2:27.88), the 1,500 (4:58.68), and she is second quickest among all women’s classes in the 400 (1:03.99).
She’s expected to be named to the U.S. Paralympic team for the Paralympic World Championships which will be held Oct. 21-31 in Doha, Qatar. Norman presently has the world’s second fastest time in the 400-meter run. She ran a time of 1:03.99 in a June meet in St. Paul, Minn.
Earlier this year at the Indy International and Fast Cow Invitational events in Indianapolis, Norman set two world records in the women’s T44 category. She broke a 10-year-old record in the 800-meter run with a world-best time of 2:28.87, and has since topped her own mark. She also set the world mark in the 1,500 with her time of 4:58.68.
Norman is also an accomplished paratriathlete. She currently ranks fifth in the world among PT4-class paratriathletes and is the top-ranked American.