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August 31, 1990 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-08-31

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Maccabi Games Detroit 1990

Detroit Showing Strong
In Dad And Reid

Dave Epstein and April Kashdan run on Detroit's 4x100 relays.

Maccabi team brings home
more than its share of
medals at West Bloomfield
High School track.


Special to The Jewish News


he gray, cool days at
West Bloomfield High
School provided a
perfect backdrop for the
North American Maccabi
Youth Games track and field
meet, a four-day showcase
for some of the best 13-16
year-old talent from around
the world.
"It was a well-run meet,"
Joel Kashdan, coach of the
22-member Detroit team,
"The competition was
pretty much the same level
as the 1988 Games in
Chicago and the 1986 Games
in Toronto," he added. "It
was better or worse, depen-
ding on the individual
Kashdan, a retired
marathon runner who corn-
peted in both the Boston and
New York marathons, saw
his team capture medals in
several events, including
two in the shot put. Allison
Zameck won a bronze in the
girls 13-14 category, with a
throw of 23 feet. Jody
Lesnick also finished third



in the girls 15-16, with a
26-1 toss.
Chad Silver finished
seventh in the 13-14 boys
shot put for Detroit (27-5 1/2),
and Danny Newman fin-
ished seventh in the boys 15-
16 (22-7).
Jeanette Rubinstein won a
gold medal for Detroit in the
girls 15-16 100-meter
hurdles. She also won a
silver medal for the home
team in the 300-meter
hurdles, with a time of 50.9
seconds, and capped off her
performance by winning an-
other gold as a member of
the girls 15-16 4x100 relay
team (April Kashdan, Sara
Kolodin, Jeanette Rubins-
tein and Cara Ianni).

Other medal winners for
Detroit through the first
three days of competition
were Merrek Sakwa, a
bronze in the boys 15-16 800-
meters (2:04.4); and Ryan
Sills, a bronze in the boys 13-
14 100-meter dash.
Many other members of
the Detroit team ran well,
but ended out of the medal
picture. Included were Davi
Ellis, sixth in the girls 13-14
800; Chad Silver, fifth in the

Detroit's two-mile bronze medalist Merrek Sakwa gets a kiss from
sister, Layne, while Sari Berman receives the baton from 4x100
Detroit teammate Jodi Sidder.

Detroit 15.16 4x100 gold medalists include (from I.) Cara lanni, Sara
Kolodin, Jeanette Rubinstein and April Kashdan.

boys 13-14 800; Geoff
Werber, seventh in the boys
13-14 800 and seventh in the
3,200; April Kashdan,
seventh in the girls 15-16
800 and eighth in the 400;
Katie Schmier, fourth in the
girls 13-14 55-meter low
hurdles; Marty Maddin,
sixth in the boys 13-14 100
hurdles; Allison Zameck,
seventh in the girls 13-14
400; Merreck Sakwa, fourth
in the boys 15-16 3,200; Sari
Berman, ninth in the girls
13-14 100-meter dash; and
Sarah Kolodin, ninth in the
girls 15-16 100. LI

Cara lanni leaps through the air while Marty Maddin competes in
the 100-meter hurdles.

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