A group of masters powerlifters based out of a gym in Everett are about to take to the international stage.
Five members of Team Phoinix, a powerlifting team that trains at EGO Strength and Performance in Everett, received invitations to the International Powerlifting Federation’s World Masters Powerlifting Championships based on their performances at the USA Powerlifting Open Nationals held May 9-12 in Lombard, Illinois.
Those from Team Phoinix who received invitations were:
■ Andrea Page of Everett, who finished first in the female 84-plus kilogram Master 1 (age 40-49) division at nationals.
■ Becky Meister of Everett, who finished second in the female 84-kilogram Master 1 division.
■ Colleen Hansford of Lake Stevens, who finished second in the female 72-kilogram Master 2 (age 50-59) division.
■ Cindy Goodrich of Cleveland, who finished first in the female 57-kilogram Master 3 (age 60-69) division.
■ Leslie Macko of Auburn, who finished first in the female 63-kilogram Master 4 (age 70-plus) division.
All five accepted their invitations and are set to compete in the World Masters Powerlifting Championships, which take place Oct. 7-12 in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Lynnwood’s Major captures pickleball titles
Tonja Major of Lynnwood won two gold medals at the Mint Valley Summer Pickoff professional pickleball tournament held June 6-9 in Longview.
Major, one of the nation’s top pickleball players, teamed with Lindsay Newman to win the Women’s Senior Doubles Open, and she paired with Devin Shoquist to capture the Mixed Doubles Open.
Kamiak grad to play women’s hoops at SPU
Kamiak High School graduate Hunter Beirne is a part of the Seattle Pacific University women’s basketball 2019 recruiting class, the school announced last Friday. Beirne did not play her senior season because of injury. As a junior, the 5-foot-7 guard averaged 15 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.2 steals per game for the Knights.
Edmonds CC has new softball coach
Ashley Lokey has been named the new softball coach at Edmonds Community College. Lokey, originally from Eugene, Oregon, joins the Tritons after spending the past two seasons as an assistant at Seattle University, where she helped the Redhawks earn their first ever NCAA tournament appearance this year. Lokey takes over for Chuck Stark, who spent the past season as the interim coach and guided the Tritons to a 41-10 record and a second-place finish in the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament.
Youth auto racing coming to Monroe
The Washington Quarter Midget Association is holding two events for racers ages five to 16 this August at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. The WQMA is holding its Wild Wild West event, a western-themed race, on Aug. 4. Then on Aug. 10-11 the WQMA is hosting a Region Race for drivers from the six clubs in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 150 cars expected from across Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. For more information, visit the WQMA website at www.wqma.com.
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