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March 21, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

G-MU grad wins points title

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Corin Todd swept his qualifying heats en route to a third-place finish Sunday during the AMSOIL Championship Snocross season finale in Lake Geneva, Wisc.

Todd clinched the season points title for the Pro Lite division with his podium finish as his 588 points were seven better than runner-up Andrew Carlson.

Todd, who rides for Leigthon Motorsports, took a 10-point lead into the weekend and led Saturday’s main event before crashing en route to a ninth-place finish.

Todd rebounded with a 1-1 finish during Sunday’s qualifying rounds, setting up his third-place overall finish to clinch the points title.

Todd was officially recognized as the Pro Lite champion during the series’ year-end banquet Tuesday, when the Otego resident celebrated his 21st birthday.

The Pro Lite national championship marked the first for Todd and his Leighton Motorsports team.

Sidney swimmer makes team

Sidney sixth-grader Sydney Christensen qualified for the Adirondack Zone Team with a pair of top-five finishes during the Adirondack Short Course Championships, which ran Friday through Sunday at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Representing Sidney’s new swim club, Christensen competed in nine events and placed 10th overall out of more than 200 swimmers. She also reached the finals in all nine of her events.

Christensen highlighted her efforts with a third in the 200-yard freestyle (2 minutes, 9.68 seconds) and a fourth in the 500 free (5:45.89). Those times qualified her for the Adirondack Zone Team, which runs March 26-28 in the Eastern Zones Short Course Championship. Regional teams from Virginia, Maine, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., among others, also will compete.

Christensen also competed in the 50 free, the 100 free, the 100 breaststroke, the 200 breaststroke, the 200 individual medley, the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly at RPI.

Taylor Christensen, a freshman, placed 17th in the 200 butterfly and competed in the 100 butterfly and the 100 free.

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