Tiffany Heard’s time in the girls 100-meter hurdles Saturday beat the DODDS-Europe record, but it won’t be considered for the record book.

Heard, of Ansbach, was hand-timed in 15.03 seconds in winning the race in Würzburg, Germany, well under the DODDS-Europe record of 15.40 set in 1993 by Drisana McDaniel of Hahn and equaled in May’s European championships by Johniesha Wright of Ansbach.

But Heard’s time, even when adjusted to its fully automatic timing equivalent of 15.27, won’t be considered for the record. DODDS-Europe athletic director Karen Seadore said Tuesday in an e-mail that all records must be established during postseason meets. The European championships are the only postseason meets now conducted by DODDS.

The policy means that Heard, a sophomore, must duplicate her feat May 23-24 at Russelsheim, Germany, if she wants to expunge McDaniel and Wright from the record books.

USAFE all-stars pickedUSAFE sports director Tom Burkett has selected 30 Europe-based airmen and women for the 2008 U.S. Air Force teams that will compete June 2-5 in the Combined Command-Headquarters Ramstein international basketball tournament here.

The annual event pits the U.S. teams against teams from other European air forces.

Chosen for the men’s team — to be coached by Donald Fellers of Grand Forks, N.D. — were Ryan Teets of Lajes Field; Tony Meyers of Lakenheath; Daryl Johnson, Ryan Voisin, Anthony Robinson, Michael Moody and Aaron Stafford of Ramstein; Chris Moed, Kenyetta Prince, Kirk Sheppard and Travis Wallace of Aviano; Robert Harris, David Alston and Christopher Davis of Spangdahlem; Marvin Harris of Incirlik; Preston Griffin of Camp Darby; and Zaire Jackson of Mildenhall. Benjamin Wynn of Spangdahlem will assist Fellers in coaching the team.

Women playing for the U.S. under the direction of head coach Robert Seaberry and assistants Pegasis Griffen and Rebecca Harris, all of Ramstein, are Brooks Bozardt, Gwendolyn Soden, Jetta Weber, Jacalyn Carr, Ieschia Ross and Ashonda Williams of Ramstein; Jamila Hodges of Incirlik; Jennnifer Randolph, Amanda Baty, Victoria Drefs and Melissa Fletcher of Aviano; Brittany Hambrick of Mannheim; and Aerica Benson of Camp Darby.

Mannheim beckons bowlersThe Benjamin Franklin Village Bowling center in Mannheim, Germany, will host the U.S. Bowling Congress All-Stars/Masters Championships May 23-26.

The state-level competition offers separate divisions for handicap and scratch bowlers, and cash prizes are possible.

Bowers have until May 22 to sign up on a first-come basis, according to organizer Colleen Gardner, who said the field is limited to 40 four-bowler teams, 60 doubles teams and 160 singles bowlers. For details, Call DSN 380-9528 or German commercial 0621-730-9528, or e-mail Gardner at

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