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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-1 Brothers United face Camco page B-4 Adults stay active with pickleball page B-3 ALUMNI UPDATE By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com It took a few hours for Sar- ah Johnson's shock to wear off. And then she became excit- ed about winning the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 5,000-meter national championship May 24 in Ala- bama. Johnson, a 2010 Shelton High School graduate, was Johnson thinking I'd said. competing for The Col- lege of Idaho at the na- tional track and field meet. "I was in shock because I didn't go in win," Johnson For her final event as a col- her career at The College of she said. "Also, I just wasn't lege athlete, Johnson won the Idaho was a success, racing very well that year. 5,000-meter run in 17 min- "I had some struggles in I was placing lower than I utes, 24.06 seconds. It was not the middle, but overcom- should have. My coach told me a personal record, ing them was my greatest I was better than that and I "Most times at nationals achievement," she said. "I had so much potential." are not personal records be- was a little discouraged myDuring her senior year, cause it's more tactical, or junior year." that potential showed through people have run a lot of races," At the national indoor track at this spring's national meet, Johnson said. "It's pretty much and field meet her junior year, Johnson said. about who raced the best that Johnson was sick and couldn't day." run. Johnson said she thought "It was kind of upsetting," see RUNNER, page B-3 Carol James, the host of the fourth annual Love INC golf tournament, tees off on hole No. 1 on Monday morning at Alderbrook Golf Course in Union. Journal photo by Emily Hanson Charity, annual goff toumament important to late Washington coach By EMILY HANSON Case Inlet. baseball for the Colorado Silver Bullets and emily@masoncoun .com "We grew very fond of this community," is a TV reporter for Root's Seattle Mariners Carol James said. "I think this community broadcasts. The Love INC cause was dear to Don is doing a wonderful job." Golf steering committee member Virgin: James' heart, his wife said. Coach James was the host of the tourna- ia McCarty said the scramble format golf And that's why Carol James was so hap- "rnent since its inception through last year's tournament doesn't pull money away from py Love INC chose to dedicate its fourth event. At the 2013 tournament, he said other fundraisers in Mason County. annual golf tournament to the memory of Love INC was the only charity he was still "The beautiful thing is most of the mon- her husband, who died Oct. 20, 2013, at the active with. ey comes from out of the area and is used in age of 80. After his death, Carol spent the winter Mason County," she said. "Our net goal is "I am so thrilled they dedicated the tour- in the desert, she said. to meet our operating expenses of $60,000 nament to Don and that they asked me to "I'm happy to be back here," she said. to $70,000. We get a lot of late donations." host," James said Monday morning at Al- This yemZs tournament was co-hosted She said Love INC is highly respected derbrook Golf Course in Union. "I'm really by Angie Mentink of Root Sports. as an effective nonprofit. honored they would do that. This charity "I'm so thrilled to be a guest of this tour- "We are really good stewards of our is close to our heart because it's Christian- nament," Mentink said Monday. "Anything money, so people like to donate to us," Mc- based and it serves the local community." associated with Don and Carol James I'm Carty said. Don James, the head football coach at thrilled to be a par of." Results of the tournament and the total the University of Washington from 1975 to Mentink was an All-American college amount raised were not available at dead- 1992, and his wife used to own a home on softball player at UW, played professional line. Turning Pointe golf tourney meets goal By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com With a total of almost $20,000 raised, the sixth annual Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Shel- ter golf tournament met this year's goal. "We raised $19,751," said Marsha Kershaw, ~th~e shelter's financial coordinator. "The money helps to sustain the facil- ity, to fill in gaps where we don't get funding." Tournament organiz- er Judy Callaghan said this year's golf tourna- ment Saturday at Lake Limerick Golf Course had more participants than any other year. "The tournament is growing. We didn't have enough carts," Callaghan said. "Lake Limerick res- idents were nice enough to loan us carts. I was amazed at how the Lake Limerick residents came to our rescue." She called the tourna- ment a success and said everyone had fun. Several awards were given to participants af- ter the tournament was over. The first-place team was Kevin Cronquist, Bob Buhl, Mike Rostwold and Curt Creswell, while second place went to Eric Barnett, Martin Kri- etzer, James Rivard and Enrique Rodriquez. The third-place team was Troy Cyganowski, Chris Gilberts, Justin Williams and Tyler Williams. The award for the team that had the most fun went to Brent Shin- taku, Mike Mahoney, Jared Sahlberg and Jeff Graves. Mahoney won the put- ting contest, while Aimee Zehrung won the wom- ens' longest drive.