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Mercer Island rowers Annika Christofferson, Charlotte Lepp, Gretchen Peterson and Margaret Seaton helped the Mt. Baker Women’s Varsity 8 boat take first place in the 2014 USRowing NW Junior District Championships in Vancouver, Wash. - Contributed photo
Mercer Island rowers Annika Christofferson, Charlotte Lepp, Gretchen Peterson and Margaret Seaton helped the Mt. Baker Women’s Varsity 8 boat take first place in the 2014 USRowing NW Junior District Championships in Vancouver, Wash.
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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.

 

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