Sports Briefs for Thursday, July 29, 2021

Elma Football Booster Club announces golf fundraiser

Elma Football Booster Club Golf Fundraiser set for Aug. 14

The Elma High School Football Booster Club announced it will be holding a golf fundraising tournament to benefit the Elma Eagles football team on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Oaksridge Golf Course in Satsop.

The tournament is a four-player team, scramble format with a shotgun start scheduled for 8 a.m. with all team registrations being completed by 7:30 a.m.

Entry fee is $40 per player or $160 per team (green fees included).

Prizes will be awarded for the top four teams. Prizes include golf rounds for four at Salish Cliffs Golf Course (carts included), Highland Golf Course (carts included), Oaksridge Golf Course and Grays Harbor Country Club.

Individual prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest-to-pin, 50/50 closest-to-pin ($10 entry fee at time of registration), closest drive and longest putt competitions.

There will be a prize ceremony and complimentary barbeque following the tournament. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund the Elma High School football team’s expenses for the upcoming season.

For more information or to preregister, contact the Oaksridge Golf Course Pro Shop at 360-482-3511.

Local track athlete wins at Masters Championships

Josh Huff, a Masters division track and field athlete from Montesano, won two medals and placed in the top 10 in three different events at the USA Track and Field 2021 Masters Outdoor Championships July 22-25 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Competing for the Kitsap Fliers Track Club, Huff won gold as part of the Men’s 45 Division 4×400-meter winning relay team. Teaming up with fellow Flier Ron Atkins (Tacoma), Peter Haack and Lee Bridges, Huff ran the second leg for a quartet that finished with a time of 3:57.12 to win the non-club relay title.

Huff placed third in the men’s 45-49 class discus throw with a bronze-medal winning toss of 64 feet, 3 inches (19.60 meters).

Huff rounded out his tournament by running a time of 1:02.63 in the M45-49 400-meter race, good enough for an eighth-place finish.

“Winning my first national championship feels great and it really only satiates me until the NYC indoor,” Huff said. “It proves that the work I have been putting in has mattered and the reward is being able to call myself a national champion.”

Huff will compete at the USATF Indoor Championships in New York City in March followed by the world championships in Tampere, Finland.

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