Hensley dominates water ski regional and other sporst news

Hensley dominates water ski regional and other sporst news

July 28th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Chattem chemical engineer Caroline Hensley from Hixson won all the Women's 1 Division events with record-setting performances in the water ski Southern Region Championships this past weekend at Lymanland near Tuscaloosa, Ala. Hensley, a Baylor School graduate, was an All-American skier at Alabama and trained often at Lymanland during college. In the division for ages 18-25, she set region records with her wins in slalom (2@39 off), tricks (7,320 points), jump (148 feet) and overall. She already has the Women's 1 national record jump of 163 feet.


• University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore golfer Zac Stolz played well again but finished second to UT-Martin senior Brendon Cabalerro in the Tennessee Match Play Championship on Sunday at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville. Cabalerro won 2 and 1, breaking an all-square score with a 30-foot birdie puts on No. 16 and No. 17. He was the top qualifier and Stolz was second in stroke play. Stolz beat former University of Memphis standout Matt Cooper 4 and 3 in the semifinals and played his 17 holes in the final in 5 under par. "I feel really good. I played the best today that I did through the week," he said in a UTC release. "The putts on the back nine just didn't go in, and he made everything. I did pretty much everything I could. I've played well all summer. ... It gives me a lot of confidence heading into our season." He and Mocs teammates Wes Gosselin, Brooks Thomas, Stuart Thomas, Andrew Weathers and Kory Webb start play today in the Choo Choo Invitational at Council Fire, and Chris Robb, Liam Johnston and Ewan Scott tee off in the Fairstone Scottish Amateur. No. 2 seed Tony Green of Kingsport edged top-seed Tim Jackson of Germantown for the Senior Match Play championship.

Track & Field

• Signal Mountain's Preston Elwell medaled with a seventh-place javelin throw of 185 feet, 1 inch in the boys' 17-18 division of the USATF National Junior Olympics track and field meet this past weekend in Houston. That was his second best toss ever, and he had his third, fourth and sixth best as well at 184-7, 183-4 and 182-6. He will compete Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, in the AAU National Junior Olympics, where he is the top 17-18 seed based on regional qualifying. He was fifth in the AAU JO nationals last year in Ypsilanti, Mich.