Two Jr. Women’s boats from Sammamish Rowing Association (SRA) placed at US Rowing Northwest Regionals in Vancouver, WA May 19-21st and advanced to compete in the US Rowing Junior National Regatta in Sarasota, Florida, June 7-12th. SRA was founded in 1994 and is located in Marymoor Park in Redmond. There are currently 300 active members. Visit www.sammamishrowing.org for more information.
The Junior Women’s Varsity 8+ boat headed to Nationals from left to right: Emma Smith, International Community School; Téa Federspiel, Bellevue High School; Lauryn Lamp, Sammamish High School; Kate Kirschner, Mt. Si High School; Sophia Chaffey, Bellevue Christian High School; Baylee Carter, Woodinville High School; Anna Barry, Liberty High School; Kayley Flinders, International School; and Amelia Sabin, Tesla STEM High School.
The Junior Women’s Lightweight 4+ boat headed to Nationals from left to right: Ali McGee, Running Start LW Tech; Alex Lalor, Eastlake High School; Emma Young, Eastlake High School; Megan Kirschner, Liberty High School and Mia Luna, Running Start Bellevue College. (Courtesy photo)
As the Woodinville Falcons were on their way to a State championship two weeks ago, one of their alums could boast of a banner season of her own. Kathryn Hatlen, now playing for Pacific Lutheran University, was named to the NCAA Division III All-West Region Softball Team. The sophomore first baseman was awarded a spot on the third team.
Holland Pilukas doesn’t yet wander the halls of Woodinville High School. She has yet to attend a class. But the moment she sets foot on campus this fall, she’ll become the best female high jumper in school history.
Pilukas cleared a height of 5’6-½” two weeks ago, which shattered the old WHS record of 5’5”. Not only that, Pilukas has jumped higher than any other high school girl in the state this year. Not too bad for an eight grader from Timbercrest Junior High.
The game had been over for thirty minutes, but the Woodinville players and coaches remained on the field. They lingered and savored these final moments of the 2017 season.
“It's a great group of young men,” Woodinville coach Will Corrigan said. “We talk every day that it's not about the result, it's about the process. The result tonight wasn't what we wanted, but we played hard and that's all you can ask as a coach.”
This season, the Lady Falcons led the league in everything: Wins, runs, shutouts, laughter, good times and a love of life that was hurricane force.
They received more media exposure than ever before. USA Today ranked them #7 in their nationwide Super 25 Poll. KOMO-TV and KING-TV produced features. And the Seattle Times brought regional attention to this storied program.