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  • Gage hits standard for Olympic trials marathon

  • Marci Klimek Gage set a personal record and qualified for the 2016 Olympic marathon trials Saturday at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn.
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  • Marci Klimek Gage set a personal record and qualified for the 2016 Olympic marathon trials Saturday at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn.
    The former Phoenix High and Linfield College standout was timed in 2 hours, 35 minutes, 38 seconds. She was fifth among 2,714 women.
    The Olympic qualifying A standard is 2:37.
    Gage, who lives in Bend, is the four-time reigning Pear Blossom Run women's champion.
    The Ashland Rowing Club placed first in three 1,000-meter sprint events at the U.S. Rowing Northwest Regional Championships in Vancouver, Wash., last weekend.
    Competing against teams from Oregon, California, Washington, Alaska and Canada, ARC won regional titles in the mixed eight, the men's 2x and the men's eight.
    ARC also brought home a silver medal in the mixed 2x and a bronze in the women's 4x.
    Rowing for ARC's victorious mixed eight team, which finished in 3 minutes, 30.106 seconds, were Cindy Bernard, Brooke Fredericks, Erik Glatte, Andy Baxter, Steve Kiesling, Brian Conrad, Rachel Ball and Sara Hamilton.
    The club's men's 2x winners (4:02.253) were Robert Lombardi and Jim Sims.
    And ARC's men's eight (3:18.355) team was Glatte, Conrad, Kiesling, Baxter, Darren Borgias, Jim Hills, Jim Sims and Bob Crawford.
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