The year keeps getting better for Carlmont’s Erin Macadaeg.
A couple of weeks after the Daily Journal caught up with Macadaeg and talked to her about her showing at the Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago, the Carlmont gymnast followed her ninth place finish with a top 10 showing at her dream competition.
Macadaeg finished 10th in the all-around at the P&G Championships in Hartford Connecticut. Her 10th place finish was highlighted by a seventh place showing on the balance beam.
Her performance at the P&G caps off a spectacular year for the Scot. She started the season by winning vault and all-around titles at the Golden State Classic. She placed first on balance beam at the Winter Invitational and first on floor exercise at the Byers Invitational.
At the State Championships, she finished third in the all-around and first on vault and floor exercise. Macadaeg also won the vault title at the Region 1 championships.
Menlo sophomore Lane Leschly capped a strong run at the U.S. Tennis Association Boys’ 16 National Championships by taking home the Bobby Kaplan Sportsmanship Award in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Leschly advanced to the round of 32 before falling in a consolation quarterfinal via a third-set tiebreaker.
Presented annually at the event, the Bobby Kaplan Sportsmanship Award is awarded to that boy who best combines sportsmanship and outstanding tennis ability.
The award was first presented by the Eastern Tennis Association in 1978 and named for Kaplan, a prominent teaching professional on Long Island who devoted his career to junior tennis.
BELT IN TOWN
San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt has flexed his muscle this season for the struggling Giants. This Saturday, he’s putting down his bat and picking up a spatula.
Fans of “the giraffe” will have a chance to meet Belt when he makes an appearance at The Melt in Burlingame.
Belt’s visit to the sandwich shop begins at noon. Fans of the first baseman will have him around for an hour and will receive a limited edition autographed photo.
Those wanted to up the memorabilia ante can purchase a “Belt Melt” and enter to win limited edition signed merchandise.