The recently released Masters rankings from FINA, the world's governing body of swimming, of the top ten swimmers by age group in the world for 2005 show that a member of the Carson Valley Masters Manatees of Minden, Pierre Hathaway, was listed twice.
Hathaway, who at 75 is one of the "young kids" in the 75-79 age group, was eighth in the world in the 100 long course meters (50 meter pool) backstroke with a time of 1:42.60 and ninth in the 200 meter backstroke event with a time of 3:49.64.
Pierre, who works out at the Carson Aquatic Center, attributes his success to coaching tips from Nobuko Nojuri, who has served as a coach for the Carson Tigersharks and physical training from Dana Olvera of Nevada Fitness. He says working out at this altitude is definitely a plus. He also says that the hardest part was cutting down on pizza, ice cream and beer.
His next major challenge is the bi-annual World Masters Swim Championships in August, which for the first time since 1992 will be held in the United States, at the world-renown Stanford University Swimming Complex. This will be a "homecoming" for Hathaway who played water polo and swam at Stanford from 1947 through 1951.
Early estimates put the number of competitors in the August event as high as 8,000 athletes from 60 countries, participating in swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water competition. This would be the largest aquatic event in history.
Pop Warner board meeting is tonight
Carson City Pop Warner will be hosting a board meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Carson City School District Office, 1402 West King Street.
The Carson City Recreation Department is now holding late registration for adult softball.
Late signups for adult softball
Signups are being held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 10 at the Carson City Community Center front office. There will be 16-game seasons for men's and women's leagues.
The women will play on Tuesdays and Thursday and the men will play on Mondays and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $540.
There will be 10-game seasons for co-ed, co-ed 35 and over, men's 40 and over and men's 60 and over. The co-ed leagues will play on Fridays, men's 40 and over will play on Tuesdays and the men's 60 and over time is still to be determined. Cost is $340.
Checks for the team fees should be made out to Carson City. Teams will also be required to play a $10 umpire fee before each game.
There's also a USSSA registration fee of $25 per team per year. Checks for that fee should be made to "A thru Z Softball." For more information, call Joel Dunn, 887-2290, extension 104.
Carson Valley Men's Golf Club results
Results from the Carson Valley Men's Golf Club Individual Stroke Play Tournament held on Sunday:
First flight: First - Ed Shope and Wayne Graham, 70; third - Jesus Rey, Jim EnEarl, Barry Horton, 71. Second flight: First - Charles Serafine, 65; second - Richard Kostner, 66; third - Matthew Budjako, 67; fourth - Tom Betterton, 69.
Third flight: First - Jim Korzeniewski, 58; second - Larry Plemmons, 60; third - Paul Finan, 65; fourth - Wayne Graham, 66. Fourth flight: First - John Elliott, 66; second - Ray Gardiol, 67; third - Gerry Bling, 72; fourth - Kelly Kite, 74.
Closest to the pin: Larry Plemmons, No. 5; Ed Shope, No. 13.