By Ned Bekavac
Sarah Wismer is going places.
The local runner has qualified to represent Canada at the North America/Central America/Caribbean cross-country championships in Jamaica and the World Cross Country Championships in Poland.
At 16 years old, she is youngest qualifier on a team that is made up of athletes 19 years old and younger.
She qualified after finishing in ninth at the Canadian Championships in Vancouver.
The teams are self-funded, and folks can help out Wismer by participating in a running event at the University of Guelph Arboretum on Jan. 19.
The day features 5km and 4X2km relay runs and draw prizes will also be part of the event.
For info on the event contact Jeff Haller at email@example.com.
Wismer runs for the Speed River Track and Field Club and for the Centennial Spartans.
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A recent From The Stands column in the Tribune said that Todd Bertuzzi is the Guelph Storm player from the first season (1991-1992) who is still an active player.
Turns out he’s not the only one after all.
Bob Cracknell, a Storm season ticket holder since Day 1, informs us that former Storm captain Sylvain Clouthier is currently playing for the Hull Stingrays in the UK Elite League.
The Stingrays’ web site lists Clouthier as the team’s player-coach.
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There will be soccer galore at the University of Guelph’s Gryphon Fieldhouse on Saturday (Jan. 12).
More than 250 people will be taking part in the second annual SoccerFEST tournament that day.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and along with the wall-to-wall footie action, there will be live DJs spinning tunes, food and drinks.
The first-place team will take a thousand bucks home with them.
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The Guelph Storm’s Kyle Locke has joined the Cambridge Winter Hawks of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The 6-foot, 190-pound defenceman played twice for the Hawks on the weekend and recorded a goal and an assist.
The second-round Storm pick was sent to Cambridge to develop and receive more playing time, said a news release on the Hawks’ web site.
In 27 games for the Storm this season, the Aurora native has an assist and a plus-minus of -2.