N.O. Track Club hosting 5K race Aug. 29
The New Orleans Track Club will host the Resilience 5K on Saturday, Aug. 29 in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall.
Focused on the perseverance and spirit of New Orleans, the Resilience 5K will welcome runners and walkers of all skill levels.
Funds generated by event registration will be donated to a local nonprofit organization to ensure growth and success in their community efforts.
Details of the Resilience 5K’s location will be announced later.
North Shore group holding tournament
Chevron representatives will join the North Shore Community Foundation, State Representative John Schroder and the City of Covington for the second annual Hoops for Kids Basketball Tournament.
The event will kick off with a patron party and silent auction Aug. 9, with the main basketball tournament August 16. Boys and girls in junior high and high school are invited to participate in the 3-on-3 competition.
Proceeds from the events will go toward building a cover for the courts at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park.
The patron party and silent auction will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Columbia Street Tap Room at 434 North Columbia Street in Covington.
UNO hires Reed as assistant coach
UNO announced Tomekia Reed was hired Friday as a women’s basketball assistant coach.
Reed comes to the Privateers after her most recent stint at Louisiana Tech.
Before her stay at Louisiana Tech, Reed spent three seasons as an assistant at Southern Miss.
Compiled from news releases
Ex-Lady Tiger Henry finishes eighth at meet
Former LSU track and field All-American Samantha Henry-Robinson, competing for Jamaica, finished in eighth place in the 200-meter final at the 20th Commonwealth Games.
Henry posted a time of 23.24 seconds at the event in Glasgow, Scotland.
In other action, LSU’s sophomore All-American Chanice Chase did not finish the final of the women’s 400-meter hurdles on Friday night after qualifying as the eighth-fastest semifinalist during Tuesday’s prelim. Former Tiger national champion Damar Forbes finished in ninth in the men’s long jump on Wednesday afternoon with his series-best mark of 25 feet, 3½ inches.
Kentucky hires Barbee as special assistant
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach John Calipari has announced the hiring of former Auburn head coach Tony Barbee to replace Rod Strickland as his special assistant.
Barbee played under Calipari at Massachusetts and served nine years as his assistant there and at Memphis. He is 131-127 as a head coach, but was 49-75 in four years at Auburn before being fired in March. He also coached four seasons at UTEP.
Barbee will handle administrative duties formerly held by Strickland, who left Kentucky to become an assistant under former Wildcats staffer Orlando Antigua at South Florida.
Calipari said Friday of Barbee in a release that he’s “thrilled with the knowledge and experience he brings to this program.” Barbee said he’s “excited to reconnect with my coach, mentor and friend, coach Cal.”