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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.
Community Events, June 2016
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.
Vashon Pirates baseball team ends championship season with members named to All Tournament and Senior Regional All State teams, coach retires on a high note
The accolades keep coming for the Vashon Pirate baseball team. Shortly after the state championship final, six Vashon High School players made the 13-member All Tournament team, and two more came in as alternates.
The giant banner at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field read, "You're in the inferno." The atmosphere at the WIAA Track & Field Championships in Cheney last weekend, however, was more a demonstration of heavenly athleticism and angelic sportsmanship than something hellish. The four Vashon High School athletes who braved the inferno, and the near-constant gusts of spring wind which are common in Cheney, came out with smiles and four coveted medals to show for their efforts against the best 1A, 2B and 1B high school athletes in the state.