French leads Men’s 80-plus at Emmett Sprint Triathlon
Ketchum’s Charley French, 88, won the Men’s 80-plus class and was the oldest of 386 triathloners in the 13th annual Emmett Most Excellent Triathlon event Saturday at Black Canyon Reservoir.
He was one of four Wood River Valley triathletes in the field including two of the leading teenagers in Saturday’s 15.7-mile (25.45 kilometer) Sprint Triathlon.
French placed 202nd of 229 sprint triathlon finishers in 1.50:57 with splits of 17:03 for the 500-yard swim, 42:54 for the 12.4-mile bike ride and 45:53 for the 3.1-mile run.
Hailey’s Henry Raff, 15, placed 17th overall and the leader in his age class in 1.12:41 with splits of 12:43 swim, 36:36 bike and 19:52 run. His running split was the third-fastest of all 229 finishers.
Kirsys Campbell, 14, of Hailey was 42nd overall and the seventh of 126 women in 1.21:33 with splits of 12:22 swim, 43:43 bike and 22:34 run. She clocked the top female run split and was 14th overall among Sprint Triathlon runners. Campbell placed second in Girls’ 13-14.
There were 157 triathletes in Saturday’s Emmett Olympic Triathlon covering 51.5 kilometers (31.9 miles) including Roger Miller, 71, of Sun Valley.
Miller placed second in the Men’s 70-74 class and 128th overall in 3.09:46 with splits of 38:00 for the 1.5k swim, 1.22:47 for the 40k bike and 1.03:36 for the 10k run.
Others in the kids’ groups were Ethan Hansen (12th overall, 6th male), Cadence Campbell (21st overall, 13th female) and eight-year-old McCallen Campbell.
Hockey star Flichel to have Steelheads number retired
The Idaho Steelheads minor league hockey team announced Aug. 8 that the No. 16 jersey of longtime captain Marty Flichel will be officially retired during a Jan. 17, 2015 promotional game night at CenturyLink Area in Boise. Flichel’s jersey will be only the third from the Steelheads to be retired, joining Cal Ingraham (No. 22) and Jeremy Mylymok (No. 4).
Flichel, 38, a native of Hodgeville, Saskatchewan, Canada, had a 20-year pro hockey career starting with the WHL Tacoma Rockets in 1992 and ending with the Idaho Steelheads in 2012. He played nine seasons with the Steelheads and 505 games including the playoffs, finishing with 169 goals and 294 assists for 463 points (including playoffs) during his time in Boise. He is the organization’s all-time leader in those departments.
Flichel’s best pro season was 1995-96 with the WHL Kelowna Rockets when he scored 28 goals and 79 assists for 107 points in just 69 games.
The 5-11, 195-pound right shot has played with the Sun Valley Suns senior men’s hockey team the past two seasons, scoring 6 goals and 14 assists in 10 games last winter.
Benefit for Dawn Bradshaw Adams is Aug. 15-16
Friends, family and members of the community are holding a two-day “Fight Like a Girl” benefit for Dawn Bradshaw Adams on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16 in Hailey and Bellevue. Hailey resident Adams, mother of four and wife of Nathan Adams, is fighting Stage 2B breast cancer.
The benefit includes an 8 a.m.-8 p.m. “Cut-a-Thon” at Cari’s Hair Care in Hailey on Friday, Aug. 15, with haircuts at $20 and all proceeds to the Adams family. The barbecue and concert benefit featuring a silent auction and raffle is Saturday, Aug. 16 from 2-10 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Park.
Dawn, daughter of Fred and Jeannie Bradshaw of Hailey, was born and educated in Blaine County, as was husband Nate. Their children are Georgia, Olivia, Grace and Will.