Craig sports briefs for Nov. 16, 2013: Open gym basketball underway at CMS

— Craig Parks and Recreation hosts open gym basketball during the winter at Craig Middle School.

Pickup games and shoot-arounds are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 13. Anyone 15 years and older is welcome to attend. Those interested can purchase a punch pass or pay a gym fee to supervisors each night they attend.

For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2004.

Lifeguard training coming up during winter break

Teens or adults looking to be lifeguards during the summer at the pool or during water events during the school year can get certified this winter break through Craig Parks and Recreation.

Those interested must be at least 15 years old and pass a swim test before the course. The swim test is from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10, and the lifeguard classes will begin during Moffat County School District’s winter break.

Registration will close Dec. 10, once the swim test date passes. The fee is $125. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2017.

MCHS, Hayden runner headed to national meet

Chris Zirkle, a former Moffat County cross-country runner and Hayden track athlete, will run at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2013 Men’s Cross Country National Championships.

Zirkle, a member of the Hayden Class of 2011, now is a junior at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore. He qualified for nationals by placing 14th at the Cascade Collegiate Conference meet, from which the top 15 individuals are invited to Nationals.

NAIA Nationals will be Nov. 23 at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan. Zirkle will run among 97 other individual qualifiers and 32 teams competing for the title.

Winter water aerobics underway

Registration for water aerobics during the winter now is open through Craig Parks and Recreation.

Water aerobics offer a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility. The classes are from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Moffat County High School.

Classes run through Jan. 15 and will not occur the week of Thanksgiving or winter break. To sign up for the session costs $45, or those interested can attend individual classes for $4. For more information, call Craig Parks and Recreation at 970-826-2017.

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