Area rowers win big in Canadian meet

June 3, 2011

By Staff

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The Sammamish Rowing Association junior rowing team — which includes Liberty High School senior Alanah Bell — competed at this year’s Brentwood School Regatta in Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada.

The team brought home the total points trophy and the individual boys’ and girls’ team points trophies for the second year in a row. The team won points by finishing each race.

The Brentwood Regatta is the largest youth rowing event in North America, featuring more than 1,700 rowers from the Pacific Northwest and southwest Canada.

Local man wins national 15K trail championship

Newcastle resident Joseph Gray, 27, recently took first place in the USA 15km Trail Championships in Spokane, crossing the finish line with a time of 54 minutes and 57 seconds.

He finished a minute and a half ahead of the second-place finisher.

Gray will race in the 2011 North American Central American Caribbean Mountain Championships — which he won in 2009 and 2010 — in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, on July 17. He will race as a member of the U.S. team.

Gray finished 10th at the World Mountain Running Championships in 2010, leading the U.S. men’s team to its first team silver medal.


Hazen sports stacking team wins big in Texas

Hazen High School’s sports stacking team traveled to the World Sport Stacking Championship in Garland, Texas, from April 15-17.

The team used its talents of quickly stacking cups to take home 38 medals and five trophies.

Hazen stackers Brittney Drebert, Josh Glassburn and Pierce Harris set new personal world records. Ashley Boyd, Brittney Drebert, Priscilla Hurt and Kayla Zapatad set a new relay world record.


Triathlon is June 4

The Issaquah Triathlon is June 4 and is held at Lake Sammamish State Park.

More than 1,000 athletes are expected to compete in the 11th annual event.

The first race, the sprint triathlon, starts at 7 a.m. The sprint triathlon appeals to veteran triathletes, as well as novices.

The sprint triathlon course consists of a quarter-mile swim, a 15-mile bicycle ride and a 3-mile run.

The sprint duathlon consists of a 15-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run.

Among the other events are the 5K and 10K runs, and the kids’ triathlon. The kids’ triathlon is broken down into two groups, 10-13 and 9 and under.

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