Lashinda Demus, a volunteer assistant track coach at College of the Canyons, will be competing in the 400 meter hurdles in the Summer Olympics in London.
She was the top qualifier in the 400 meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials last month. This is her second trip to the Summer Olympics. She competed in the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece.
Her first heat race in London is on Sunday.
In auto racing, Canyon High graduate Greg Pursley and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West head to Colorado National Speedway for a race on Saturday.
Pursley enters the race in second place in the West Series standings, six points behind leader Dylan Kwasniewski.
Pursley was the runner-up in the race at Colorado National Speedway last year. He has three top-five finishes in three career West Series races at Colorado.
Kwasniewski won the race at Colorado, the first of his West Series career. He also set the track record, winning the race in 51 minutes, 55 seconds.
The new-look Dodgers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-4, and have a three-game losing streak.
The Cardinals pounded out a season-high 18 hits. Matt Holliday hit his 17th home run of the season and the Cardinals roughed up Dodgers starter Chris Capuano.
He didn’t make it out of the fifth inning and gave up six runs on 11 hits.
The Dodgers are headed to San Francisco for a weekend series against the Giants.
Listen to the game tonight on AM 1220, KHTS. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.