From Vancouver Lake to the waters of Florida, Kate Bricker and Grace Dojan have success in their wake.
The pair from Vancouver Lake Rowing Club placed fourth in the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championship on June 6-9 in Sarasota, Fla.
Coming off a second-place finish at the Northwest championships last month at Vancouver Lake, Bricker and Dojan qualified their double scull to take on the nation’s best in Florida.
The pair posted the sixth-fastest time in the time trials, securing automatic qualification to the semifinals. There, Bricker and Dojan placed third out of nine boats to earn the heat’s final berth to the Grand A final.
Bricker and Dojan saved their best for the final. Their time of 7 minutes, 33 seconds beat their semifinal time by seven seconds, earning a fourth-place national finish.
Vancouver Lake also qualified its girls quad scull to nationals. Bricker and Dojan teamed with Mara Cassidy and Claire Scott qualified for the semifinals.
Though the quad scull didn’t qualify for the A finals, the team placed fourth in the B final, posting the nation’s 10th best time.
Bricker and Dojan are both graduating high school seniors. Bricker will attend University of San Diego and Dojan will attend Gonzaga, both on rowing scholarships.
Washington Timbers women beat Twin City
The Washington Timbers women’s soccer team beat the Twin City Union of Centralia 1-0 on Saturday at Harmony Sports Complex for their first win of the Northwest Premier League season.
The Timbers (1-5-0) scored its goal on a penalty kick by Sabine Postma in the 74th minute.
Goalkeeper Whitney Dockweiler earned the shutout.
The last home match of the season is 3 p.m. June 30 against Washington Premier at Harmony. Tickets are $6 adults, free for kids 12-under.
Vancouver Victory fall at Bellingham
The Vancouver Victory soccer team couldn’t slow down Cascade Conference leader Bellingham, falling 4-0 at Bellingham’s Civic Stadium on Sunday.
Bellingham (5-0-2) scored all its goals in the first half of the Evergreen Premier League match.
Vancouver (0-5-1) will face Rainier Conference co-leader Oly-Pen Force on Saturday at Gordon Field in Bremerton.
Summer series runs through heat
The Clark County Running Club’s weekly summer series run last week went directly into the 95 degree heat, so just four runners did the Washougal Dike 5-mile run, while 62 did the 3-mile run.
Cassie McKinney, 21, of Vancouver, did the 5-miler in 37 minute, 39 seconds. Sam Matthews, 35, of Vancouver was second in 48:00.
Jesse McChesney, 31, of Vancouver, won the 3-mile race in 16:43. Kaizen Littman, 15, was second in 18:30. Abby Knight, 25, was the fastest among the women with a time of 21:07, placing ninth overall.
Runners will have a cooler opportunity to do the second Washougal Dike 3- and 5-mile run at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cottonwood Beach Park in Camas.
For a list of upcoming summer series runs, go online to www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org/events.
Rip City 3-on-3 returns to Portland in July
The Rip City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will hit the Rose Quarter Campus in Portland on July 27-28.
There will be 50 courts for tournament play plus a 3-point shootout, slam dunk contest and youth skills challenge.
Deadline to register for the event is July 14. Those who register by June 30 will receive the best pricing.
Early registration fees range from $120 for the youngest age group to $184 for elite. Special Olympics, Unified and Wheelchair teams are free.
For more details and to register visit ripcity3on3.com.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Trail Blazers Foundation, helping positively impact the lives of historically underserved children and families where they live, learn and play.