Sports Briefs

Ice Hockey Tryouts

The Metro club ice hockey team will be holding tryouts in preparation for the upcoming 2010 – 2011 season. Tryouts will be held at 10:15 p.m. at The Apex Ice Arena in Arvada Aug. 31 — Sept. 2. All athletes trying out for the ice hockey team must bring $50 dollars to cover the nonrefundable try-out fee, which includes all three days. Players need to bring full padding and equipment, which includes a full-caged helmet, drivers license, insurance card and school ID Participants are encouraged to show  up early to fill out necessary paperwork.

For more information about try outs, visit metrostatehockey.com or call Turner Bahn at 720-261-8364.

Swimming and Diving

Metro club swimming and diving starts the 2010 – 2011 season Sept. 4 at the Boulder Reservoir 1.2/2.4 mile open water swim.

Practices take place 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. Saturdays. Fees for club swimming are $100 per semester or $150 for the entire year. Swimmers must provide a swim suit, goggles and swim caps. For more information about club swimming and diving contact Tyler Volz at 719-332-0988.

Cycling

Metro club cycling will be opening the 2010 – 2011 season Sept. 4 as they travel to the Western State College meet in Gunnison.

The club cycling team is made up of student athletes from Auraria. Students from all three colleges (CCD, UCD and Metro) race for the cycling team.

The cycling team competes in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference, racing in road, track and mountain bike events.

For more information about the cycling team or joining, visit metrostatecycling.com.

Track and Field ’Runner honored

Metro women’s track runner Xenia Flores was named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team July 29.

To qualify for the academic team, Flores maintained a grade point average of at least 3.25 and met a provisional qualifying time April 16 at the Mt. SAC Relays, as she recorded a time of 17:32.97 in the 5K race.

Students who are awarded with academic honors must have an average GPA of 3.25 or higher, and meet a NCAA Division II provisional or qualifying time or participate in the Outdoor Championships.

Author: Josiah Kaan

Sports Editor Josiah Kaan has contributed to The Metropolitan & TheMetOnline as a reporter and editor since Spring 2008.

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