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Standing at the end of the runway, pole resting on shoulder, a pole vaulter’s emotions before charging toward the pit are a combustible concoction of anxiety, excitement and fear.

Granite Bay High’s Katie Zingheim knows.

Zingheim, who placed third in the CIF state meet for the second straight year with a vault of 12 feet, four inches on June 4, went through a spell just over a year ago in which she couldn’t bring herself to vault.

In a sport where the margin of victory can be as slight as a quarter of an inch, the difference between success and failure often times is the five inches between a competitor’s ears. After all,  plenty can go wrong sprinting down a runway carrying a carbon fiber pole, jamming it into the ground and using the flex of the pole to convert horizontal momentum into vertical energy to vault over a bar one story in the air.

Rather than vaulting with her feet pointed at the sky, they were planted firmly on the ground.

Roseville Aquatics Complex takes part in world’s largest swim lesson Tuesday

Roseville Aquatics Complex takes part in world’s largest swim lesson Tuesday

Roseville Aquatics Complex was the only facility in Northern California participating with aquatic facilities around the globe The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, which occurred this morning.

More than 80 kids were expected at the facility as they took part in breaking the Guinness World Record to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives. Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death of children ages 1–14.

Source: Pamela K. Allen, City of Roseville Parks, Recreation, & Libraries
 

MomsLikeMe Blog: Good thing out-of-town calories don't count

MomsLikeMe Blog: Good thing out-of-town calories don't count

Good thing out of town calories don't count - because I did some damage this weekend! I ate as many Chips-a-Hoy cookies as I wanted, dipped everything I could find in Nutella, and said yes every time to whip cream on my decaf mocha.

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MomsLikeMe Blog: Good thing out-of-town calories don't count

MomsLikeMe Blog: Good thing out-of-town calories don't count

Good thing out of town calories don't count - because I did some damage this weekend! I ate as many Chips-a-Hoy cookies as I wanted, dipped everything I could find in Nutella, and said yes every time to whip cream on my decaf mocha.

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Team In Training offers free workout

Team In Training offers free workout

Who: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team In Training

What: Team In Training, the world’s largest sports endurance training program, is kicking off another great Marathon Season and is inviting you to a free workout!!! Come to a free training where you can work out with a professional coach alongside your potential teammates to see if you like the program. All you need to bring is your walking or running shoes. You will also learn about the Marathons and Half Marathons we are training for. We look forward to meeting you at the workout.

Where: Willma Cavitt Jr. High School, 7200 Fuller Drive, Granite Bay, CA 95746

When: Saturday, June 11, 7:00am

Here We Stay, Thunder Valley Casino Resort and Hot 103.5 Host Kings Celebration Party

Here We Stay, Thunder Valley Casino Resort and Hot 103.5 Host Kings Celebration Party

Sacramento Kings fans will gather Friday evening at Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s pool to celebrate the Sacramento Kings staying in town for another season. Several special guest speakers are expected to join in the festivities as well.

Hot 103.5 will provide the music for evening and the pool will be lit up bright purple for the Kings. There will be raffle prizes including tickets to the Fray and Train, spa treatment as well as food and a no-host bar at the Coconut poolside bar.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their purple and get ready for an evening of partying and dancing at the first Thunder Valley pool party of the summer.

More information and rsvp at the facebook event.

How do you feel now that the Kings plan on staying for one more year?

How do you feel  now that the Kings plan on staying for one more year?

After much effort from all sides, it boils down to the Maloofs stating that the Kings will play the next season in Sacramento.

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