Vancouver Lake Rowing Club’s Mara Cassidy, Claire Scott and Jordan Griffin competed at the USRowing Youth Regional Challenge Dec. 13-15 at Sarasota, Fla., as part of the Northwest Team, along with other athletes from Washington and Oregon.
Cassidy stroked the girls U-19 quad rowing up an age group. Cassidy with teammates Gabbie Graves (Burton Beach), Emily Jaudon (Olympia) and Ryan Swardstrom (Seattle Rowing Center) powered to an open water victory.
Scott and her partner Sophia Copeland took third in the U-19 girls pair, and Griffin took fourth in the girls single scull.
The Northwest’s only other victories came in the U-19 men’s pair (both from Rose City Rowing Club) and the U-19 men’s double (both from Oregon Unlimited).
The Northwest came third out of six overall in points behind the Northeast and Southeast Regions respectively, just edging out the Mid-Atlantic, and leaving the Southwest and Midwest regions well back.
• Vancouver Lake Rowing Club announced it has four rowers who will be competing on college crew teams next school year.
Kate Bricker earned a scholarship to row at the University of San Diego.
Jordan Griffin has a scholarship to row at Sacramento State.
Grace Dojan has a scholarship to row at Gonzaga.
And Kevin Cassidy is signed to row at Oregon.
Ring in new year by running
Two local events will help anyone get 2019 off and running.
• The Clark County Running Club has its Hangover Run at 10 a.m. Jan. 1 on the Salmon Creek trail. The course is 3 or 5 miles and starts by the entrance to Klineline.
For information visit http://clarkcountyrunningclub.org.
• The 2019 Resolution Run is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 6 beginning at Maple Grove School in Battle Ground. Registration, through Jan. 5, is $20 for the 10K, 5K and 1K Cub runs.
A Polar Bear Slide and post party will also be part of the event with proceeds benefitting Battle Ground’s Cindy Wood, who is fighting cancer.
For more information or to register visit http://www.resolution-run.com/.
Race for Warmth on Jan. 27 in Vancouver
The Race for Warmth 5K and 10K run and walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 27 starting at the Clark Public Utilities building at 1200 Fort Vancouver Way.
Online registration is $30 through midnight Jan. 26 at https://www.clarkpublicutilities.com/event/race-for-warmth/. Day-of-race registration is $40.
The Columbian is a proud sponsor of the event to support Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities customer-funded program that helps limited-income families in crisis situations who need assistance paying their electric bills.
Last year’s fourth annual Race for Warmth raised more than $50,000 for this critical assistance program.
More information can be found at the website above.
Get ready for Vancouver Lake Half Marathon
The always popular Vancouver Lake Half Marathon isn’t until Feb. 24, but online registration is open now and this event fills up fast. It is limited to 475 entrants due to limited parking at the venue.
Pre-registration is $35 for the Half Marathon and $25 for the 4-mile run/walk.
Online registration and more details can be found on the Clark County Running Club website. http://clarkcountyrunningclub.org/event/vancouver-lake-half-marathon-4/
Tennis tournaments entry deadlines near
Entry deadlines are approaching for three upcoming tennis tournaments in Vancouver.
• Entries close on Dec. 31 for the City of Vancouver Junior Intermediate-Stars/Trophies tournament, which runs Jan. 4-6 at the Vancouver Tennis Center.
The tournament is for Intermediate-level boys and girls, ages 12-18, singles and doubles plus Orange Level 1 boys and girls ages 10-under. Entry fee is $35 a player. To register or get more details, visit tennislink.usta.com and enter Tournament ID 600016919.
• Entries close Jan. 9 for the Boys Level 3 singles and doubles tournament, which runs Jan. 18-21 at Vancouver Tennis Center. Entry limit is 32 players for singles and fee is $81. Tournament ID 600002619.
• Entries close on Jan. 21 for the VTC Winter NTRP Singles and Doubles tournament, which runs Jan. 25-27 at Vancouver Tennis Center. Entry fee is $30. Tournament ID 600018619.
Youth hoop tournament coming in January
The HoopSource I-5 Shootout youth basketball tournament will be held at various gyms around Vancouver on Jan. 12-13.
Registration is open through Jan. 2 for boys and girls teams in Grades 1-8 and age groups 7U-14U.
Entry fee is $250 a team with a four-game guarantee. Registration and event details can be found at https://basketball.exposureevents.com/114073/2019-i-5-shootout-boys-and-girls.
All event related questions can be directed to Ryan Menten and Dave Walker at email@example.com or call 503-512-9197.
Mariners caravan coming to SW Washington
The Seattle Mariners caravan will be making two stops in Southwest Washington.
This free event will be in Vancouver on Jan. 9 at New Athlete, 300 Grand Blvd. from 4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Attendees will have the opportunity to receive autographs from Mariners players and kids 14 & under will have the opportunity to participate in an MLB Pitch, Hit & Run exhibition.
The caravan will also be making a stop at Myklebust Gym at Lower Columbia College in Longview on Jan. 7 from 4:30-6 p.m.
More details closer to the events can be found at mariners.com.
After-school sports camps offered
QuickStart Sports is offering another slate of after-school sports camps in conjunction with local school districts.
Sports including indoor soccer, basketball and flag football will be offered. Camps begin in January and are open to students from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Locations in the Battle Ground, Evergreen Hockinson, Ridgefield and Washougal school districts are available.
For more information, call Chris Heath at 360-601-9343 or visit www.quickstartsportsllc.com/after-school-programs.