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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-10-31

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compete, then started training together
earlier this year. Both women work full-
time. Lyn is an instructional technolo-
gist at EDS; Barb is a nurse/midwife.
orth Farmington's Emily
They often swim together in Pine
Jaffe had a year to think
Lake before or after work. They also do
about her loss to Okemos'
some separate workouts. They compet-
Christine Bader in the state
ed in two sprint triathlons this year. The
high school tennis finals last season at
standard sprint triathlon includes a 500-
No. 1 singles.
meter swim, 20-kilometer bicycle race
"I wanted to play her in the finals
and 5-kilometer run. Their first event,
this year," Jaffe says. "It's been my goal
in Oscoda, featured a shorter, 8-mile
to win the state championship."
bicycle leg. The second event, at Stony
Jaffe earned her rematch and won the
Creek, was standard length. Each
state Division 2 tide, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
woman was first in her age group in
Down 0-1 in the final set, Jaffe "said to
both events.
myself, 'You're in the state finals, this is
Lyn admits that there was only one
your goal, this is my last chance. Give it
other mid-50s woman in Oscoda, and
your all.' And I just won the next six
no others at Stony Creek. But even
though she was the oldest woman corn-
The senior, who hopes to play college
peting at Stony Creek, "I wasn't the
tennis, was a four-year All-Stater at No.
slowest nor the last one to finish," while
1 singles. She reached the state quarter-
Barb "did as well as most of the 20-
finals as a freshman and the semifinals
year olds."
as a sophomore. Her brother Brad was
Why do they compete? "It's put me
North Farmington's only previous state
in the best shape I've been in for years,"
tennis champ.
says Gorback. "It's also fun to do three
North Farmington placed fifth in the
different sports. You certainly don 't get
tournament. Team members included
bored. I'm truly not competing with
Alyssa Trotsky at No. 1 doubles (state
anyone but myself. I want to improve
quarterfinalist) and Samantha Kelman
my times just to see if I can. I want to
at No. 2 doubles (state semifinalist).
Other Jewish Raiders included Amanda stay in shape over the winter by contin-
uing the training that I started this sum-
Belkin and Rachel Prinstein at No. 5
mer. It gets easier as my conditioning
doubles plus Jamie Hillenberg.
They're not really related, but West
"I would encourage all women of a
Bloomfield neighbors and friends Lyn
certain age to set an exercise goal. Even
Gorback, 55, and Barb Cronin-Hertz,
if it's (just) walking two miles or biking
47, call themselves the "Triathlon
five, it'll make you feel better, look bet-
Twins." They decided independently to
ter, and best of all, you
can eat more." The two
plan to compete again
next in the spring.
Hillel Day School's cross
country team enjoyed a
strong showing in the
annual Grosse Pointe
Invitational. The fifth-
and sixth-grade boys fin-
ished second overall, with
Matthew Ackerman plac-
ing sixth and Josh Upfal
taking 10th. The fifth-
and sixth-grade girls
placed third overall, with
Aissa Graff finishing third
and Aviela Wellman plac-
ing 10th. Annie Dube fin-
Barb Cronin-Hertz (left) and Lyn Gorback at the
ished 12th to lead the sev-
Stoney Creek race.

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