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Islanders help Mt. Baker women's rowing advance | Community sports
Mt. Baker Girls Varsity 8 takes first, heads to California
Mercer Island rowers Annika Christofferson, Charlotte Lepp, Gretchen Peterson and Margaret Seaton, in the Mt. Baker Women’s Varsity 8 boat, took first place in the 2014 USRowing NW Junior District Championships in Vancouver, Wash, and now advance to the USRowing Youth National Championships, on June 13-15, at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in California.
Benster earns track honors at Ivy League Championships
Mercer Island High School graduate, Tyler Benster earned the distinction of Brown University’s All-Time Top 3 athletes for the 800 meter event with his time of 1:49.72 at the 2014 Ivy League Outdoor Track and Field Championship held at Yale University held earlier this month.
Benster placed third in his individual race and also anchored Brown’s 4 X 800 relay team, which finished second in a thrilling finish.
Benster was a multi-sport Varsity athlete at Mercer Island High School and continued the tradition by placing at Ivy League Championships in three different sports at Brown.