<b>Martin Finishes Strong</b>
At the Colonial Swim League’s Individual All-Star meet on Saturday, Aug. 1, Chris Martin won the 15-18-year-old boys’ 50-meter breaststroke. After his dive and powerful pullout, Martin grabbed the lead and maintained it throughout the race, finishing with a personal-best time of 31.13 seconds. Martin swam for the Sequoia Farms Stingrays in Centreville for over 10 years, ending with his best times this season. He will begin his second year at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering later this month, and he also swims on the U-Va. club swim team.
<b>McInturff to JMU</b>
Cole McInturff, a two-sport athlete for Westfield’s baseball and football teams, has chosen to continue his baseball career at James Madison University, the school announced on Tuesday, Aug. 4. McInturff, who played outfield for the 2009 Concorde District champions, was an All-District and All-Northern Region honoree this past spring when he hit .410 with a .540 on-base percentage. He also set Westfield records in stolen bases (16), at-bats (83) and career steals. A junior wide receiver on the 2007 Virginia AAA state champion football team, McIntuff scored eight touchdowns during his senior season, as the Bulldogs reached the Northern Region Division 6 semifinals.
Beijing had the 2008 Summer Games. Vancouver will host the 2010 Winter Games. And the 2015 World Police and Fire Games? They’ll be here in Fairfax County. A group of Fairfax representatives from the police, fire and sheriff’s departments, Team Fairfax, recently learned that it was awarded the right to host the event, which will include events at George Mason University, the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, various regional parks, the National Mall, Nationals Park, Reston Town Center and Quantico Marines Corps Base. In their 30th year of existence, the WPFG bring together participants from more than 65 countries, and the event has been going on since 1985. This year will coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the Fairfax Police Department. The WPFG include over 60 different sporting events, which range from soccer, basketball and tennis to stair climbing, shooting and SWAT exercises.
After headlining the previous seven professional boxing shows at George Mason University’s Patriot Center, Great Falls native and Bishop O’Connell graduate Jimmy Lange will return to Fairfax on Saturday, Sept. 26 to defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) U.S. National Boxing Championship (USNBC) 154-pound title against Jonathan Reid. Lange is familiar with Reid, too, as both spent time on NBC’s “The Contender,” which is a reality boxing show. Lange (30-3-2, 21 KOs) and Reid (34-11, 19 KOs) will meet in the card’s 12-round Main Event. Tickets, which range in price from $30-$500, are available at the Patriot Center box office and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Lange last appeared at Patriot Center in May, scoring a fifth-round TKO of Frank Houghtaling.