ST. PETERSBURG - Brothers David and Mark Mendelblatt of St. Petersburg teamed to outrace 21 other entries and win the Laser II North American Championships July 22-23 on Chesapeake Bay near Oxford, Md.
David skippered the 14-foot double-handed boat in light-to-moderate wind and recorded two first places, a second, and two thirds. David, 19, and Mark, 16, beat out St. Petersburg resident David Fagen and his crewman, Garrett Herman of Annapolis, by five points. Fagen skippered his team to two firsts, two fourths, and a fifth. - KIM LENNON Striders' Justin Smith to compete in Hershey
ST. PETERSBURG - Justin Smith, a member of the St. Petersburg Striders track and field team, has qualified to compete at the Hershey National Track Meet Aug. 10-13 in Hershey, Pa.