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A total of 294 people completed a walk or run during the 36th Annual Bill Burby Inspirational 10K & 5K Fun Runs & 5K Walk on Saturday morning. From children to seniors, people walked and ran a loop near the north end of town and gave money — in the form of their registration fees — to fund the Bill Burby Wellness Scholarship.
Community Events, July 2016
Islander Karl Olsen won the traditional early morning hydro race around the island on July 4, edging out two fellow competitors to retain the perpetual trophy, passed from winner to winner.
One might be tempted to assume that the 2016 USRowing Junior National Championships were plagued by leprechauns. First was the unrelenting greenness of the Lake Mercer course with trees hovering out from the banks. Then, the cancellation of all racing on Thursday's practice day eliminated the chance to fine-tune the rigging of the boats that the club borrowed for this distant regatta. Finally, in a very unusual circumstance late on Friday after a day of heat races, officials decided to cancel Sunday's finals in anticipation of high winds.
With unseasonably warm temperatures for this time of year, 160 runners were undaunted and competed in the seventh annual running of the Vashon Island Ultramarathon and Trail Run last Saturday.
Vashon High School sent two senior tennis players to the state tennis tournament in Yakima on May 26 and 27. Josh Tillman qualified from the boys' team — which ended its season in the fall, but Tillman has waited until spring for the state tournament — and Taryn Mulvihill qualified from the girls' team — which just ended its season.