Area Roundup: Feb. 12
FROM STAFF REPORTS February 12, 2013 7:36PM
Updated: February 12, 2013 10:34PM
NCC’s Souvannasing named Field Athlete of Week — North Central’s Matt Souvannasing, a sophomore from West Aurora, was selected the CCIW Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.
Souvannasing was chosen after his performance in the Chicagoland Indoor Championships on Saturday at Al B. Carius Track at North Central. He placed second in the long jump, recording a personal-best distance of 22 feet, 7 inches, then added a seventh-place effort in the triple jump (42-2 3/4). He also placed fourth in the 60-meter dash, equaling the North Central indoor record with a time of 7.03 seconds.
Souvannasing currently leads the CCIW and ranks 27th among all Division III competitors in the long jump this season.
The third-ranked Cardinals host the Cardinal Classic on Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Fitzenreider earns CCIW honor— North Central’s Nathan Fitzenreider was named the CCIW Wrestler of the Week for the second-straight week and third time this season.
Fitzenreider, a senior from Wheaton North, won the title at 133 pounds during the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational on Saturday. He started the day with a win against Upper Iowa’s Eric Nelson by technical fall, 16-1, followed by a pin against Roarke Langer of Augsburg. In the championship, he beat Augsburg’s Tossaporn Suparat at the 1:04 mark of the second period.
The win was Fitzenreider’s second straight after taking the title at Wheaton’s Pete Willson Invitational last week.
KANE COUNTY COUGARS
Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk 5K set — The Kane County Cougars will host the 2nd annual Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk 5K on Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. Registration is now open for the event through kccougars.com and racetime.info.
The start and finish for the event will take place at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on the Cougars’ field with the finish line at home plate. Participants will be seen on the stadium’s videoboard through a live-feed camera and entrants will also receive a high-five from Ozzie T. Cougar on the final stretch of the race. Other surprises that day include door prizes and raffles featuring ceremonial first pitches, suite giveaways and more. The race is open to competitive runners as well as recreational walkers.
The first 300 registrants will receive a commemorative race drawstring bag along with a complimentary ticket voucher for a Cougars game this season. The top three male and female finishers in 14 age division categories will win a customized race medal with the Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk logo.
Area businesses interested in race sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to e-mail email@example.com.
Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for children age 5 through 12. A portion of race proceeds will be donated to Ozzie’s Outreach, the Cougars’ charitable arm that gives back to various causes each year in the community.