SEOGWIPO, South Korea — Steve Hazlett, a Marine based at Futenma Air Station on Okinawa, qualified for the Ironman Triathlon world championship next month in Hawaii with a 39th-place finish Monday in the Cheju Ironman.

Competing in the 35-39 men’s age division, Hazlett completed the course in 10 hours, 34 minutes, 59 seconds to finish 39th overall and seventh in his group.

All four Department of Defense competitors from Okinawa finished the grueling event, composed of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and a full marathon.

Sailor Trevor Lennard, also assigned to Futenma, placed 135th in 11:46:26. Mat Luebbers, a civilian and swimming instructor for Marine Corps Community Services on Camp Foster, was 213th in 12:28:30, and Adam Schrage, of Kadena Air Base, clocked a 14:21:56 and wound up 505th.

All-Armed Forces men’s softball team 1-2 in nationals

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — For the second straight year, the All-Armed Forces men’s softball team finished 1-2 and did not place in the Amateur Softball Association Class A national tournament.

The Armed Forces club opened by beating Computer Associates 37-31, then lost its next two games, 33-21 to eventual champion New/B&J/Snap-On and 39-36 to Watanabe.

In two weeks, the All-Armed Forces women’s team will seek its third straight gold medal in the Class A nationals in Auburn, Ala.

Bowling clinic at Yokota

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Former Professional Bowlers Association National Tour winner Del Warren will lead a free bowling seminar Saturday at Yokota’s Tomodachi Lanes from 1 to 4 p.m.

Warren will offer bowling pointers and participants may be selected to compete against him. A drawing will also be held for a new Track bowling ball.

One of the most revered bowling-ball designers in the United States, Warren is the president of Track Bowling and is the highest-ranked designer and coach in the United States, according to Yokota officials. He’s also a U.S.A.-certified Gold Coach.

The seminar is free. For more information, call 225-3308.

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