Sports

September 28, 2012

Sports Shorts – September 28, 2012

Powerlifting competition

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will feature a power-lifting competition at 10 a.m. Oct. 19. Sign-in is 9:30 a.m. Events include squat, deadlift and bench press in men’s and women’s categories. Register by Oct. 5. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

First through third-place will be awarded in each weight class and lifting division.

White Tanks Hike

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will feature a 5- or 10-mile hike at White Tank Mountains 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12. Meet at the Bryant Fitness Center. Round-trip transportation, breakfast and lunch are included. Older children are welcome. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

Ghostly Ghoul run

The Ghostly Ghoul 5k fun run is 7 a.m. Oct. 26 in the auxiliary parking lot across from the 944th Fighter Wing headquarters on Super Sabre Street.

Start Smart football

Start Smart Football is a developmentally appropriate introductory flag football program for children, ages 4 to 6. Classes are 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 9 through Nov. 13 at the youth center. Parents work one-on-one with with their children. The cost is $20 per child and includes a T-shirt. The class is limited to 15 participants. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.

Aerobics

Yoga, step and sculpt, Zumba, Pilates, and spin or cycling classes are held Monday through Thursday and Saturdays in Bldg. 700. Group fitness classes are held upstairs. There are no classes Sundays and holidays. For schedule, go to www.lukeevents.com.
 
 

Fall event brings out athletes

 

Derrick Castro, civilian, prepares to start the 12-mile bike ride portion of the fall triathlon.


Siddig Mirgham completes a 400-meter swim Saturday in Silver wings Pool during the first portion of the Luke Air Force Base Fall Triathlon. Mirgham’s swim time was 6:41 and completed the triathlon in 1:12:35 taking 4th place.


Josh Kitchen, 308th Fighter Squadron, turns at the midway point during the 5k run of the triathlon on Super Sabre Road. Kitchen placed 7th with an overall time of 1:14:17.




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