Alaska Sports Roundup: Oct. 18


Benefit for injured skier on Sunday

A fundraiser for a 13-year-old junior skier who was critically injured when she was hit by a car while riding her bike will be held Sunday at Alaska Pacific University.

The event is a benefit for Mary Robicheaux, a student at Winterberry Charter School. Robicheaux was riding her bike through a crosswalk on Northern Lights Blvd. on Aug. 29 when she was hit by a car.

The 5-kilometer race will be held on ski trails and single-track trails on the APU sports field. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the race begins at 11 a.m.

Donations will be accepted in lieu of entry fees.


Baller wins dead-lift

Matt Baller lifted 290 kilograms (639 pounds) to win the heavyweight division of the men's dead-lift competition at last weekend's Alaska Fitness Expo.

Heather Tegoseak won the women's heavyweight division with a lift of 135 kilograms (297 pounds).

At Alaska Fitness Expo

Raw Bench Challenge

Women (final scores) -- 1) Heather McCue, 67.3; 2) Rachel Rigdon, 61.7; 3) Theresa Ball, 47.2.

Men (final scores) -- 1) Dennis Cieri, 141.3; 2) Matt Baller, 137.5; 3) Ross Leppala, 108.7.

Alaska Deadlift Invitational

Women (best lift) -- Lightweight -- 1) Kalyssa Maile, 140 kilograms; 2) Heather McCue, 115; 3) Theresa Ball, 97.5; Heavyweight -- 1) Heather Tegoseak, 135; 2) Lindsay Smith, 120; 3) Karen Howard, 92.5.

Men (best lift) -- Lightweight -- 1) Dusty Farrow, 275 kilograms; 2) Ross Leppala, 222.5; 3) Alex Robitaille, 215. Heavyweight -- 1) Matt Baller, 290; 2) Danny Autrey, 265; 3) Larry Martin, 252.5.

-- Anchorage Daily News