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- Soon after disembarking recently from a 20-hour flight to Beijing from Dallas, Shana Menu Altschuler and a 14-year-old German-bred gray mare stabled in China were flying over 4-foot-11-inch obstacles — very much like those at the Hampton Classic Grand Prix — to victory in an FEI Longines World Cup-China League open speed class.
East Hampton High’s lacrosse teams finished near the bottom of their divisions, and the baseball team went 0-20, but they haven’t stopped thinking about tomorrow, as it were.
My son-in-law and I were treated to a squash lesson by the young Egyptian pro, Mohamed Nabil, at the Southampton Recreation Center recently. He was kind, kept feeding the ball back to us so that we could smash it crosscourt or down the rail, and it was a lot of fun, especially for one whom the game has long passed by.
Erik Engstrom, recently returned from the University of Massachusetts, reintroduced himself to the running community here by walking away with the Hither Hills Trails Half-Marathon Saturday, in 1 hour, 36 minutes, and 34 seconds — a record given the fact that the course was changed this year.
Ramit Tandon, a Columbia University graduate who left Wall Street for the pro tour recently, swept through the S.Y.S. Open squash tournament this past week, defeating a fellow Indian, Kush Kumar, a member of Trinity College’s national-championship team, 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 in Sunday’s final.
Sas Peters of Amagansett, who has been the driving force behind international and national-championship competition for older Ultimate disc players, will oversee a Grand Masters (over-40) and Legends (over-60) tournament here this weekend at the John M. Marshall Elementary School fields.