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32 Mercer Island Reporter . Matt Brashears/Mercer Island Reporter The Mount Baker lightweight eight tighten their oar locks before heading out to practice last Monday, June 1, on Lake W'ashington. The lightweight team also brought home a national title in their first year at nationals. Girls . . ~ Continued from page B] Siri Angeles (4). Lis Demco (3). Alexandra Toner ( I and Sarah Paraghamian (Coxswain) rounding out squad. "We knew our competition was going to be real strong and that we‘d have to come out here and give it our best race.“ Peterson said. "A perfect race was the only thing that could help Us win the national title and now we are the best light weight eight in the nation and it leels incredible." "We came here maybe as underdogs (because) we had gotten second to ORU in every single race. but we came here and finally took it.” Milkie said. On the boys side. Islander Brad Alexander. who attends Lakeside. was on the school‘s third~place light weight eight~plus coxswain boat that placed third in the race. Green Lake‘s team won the race. MIHS junior Michael Bender and Lakeside’s Jonathan Rosen, also of Mercer Island. did not medal in the boys quadruple scull and heavy- weight tour—plus coxswain races. "We finally applied the povt ct’ and the atltlcticism we knew we had. “ But it wasn‘t just the varsity eight crest ‘s t'ouith straight national title that was making noise at the national junior championships lot Mount Baker. Riding a strong tail v.1nd.thc light weight eight-plus coxswain team captured the gold medal by dropping over lil seconds trout then entry time with a stellar el‘tort in the club's lirstwyer appearance In the race. timing in at 650.50. Mercer Island Hiin students Leah Milkie (2nd seat). Laura Peterson t7l and Anne Dain‘Ow‘cns t8} helped com» prise the team with Breegc Zachary to), Ashley Allen (5). eloVeo mung--maaew ~ tThe victorious Mount Baker Crew girls varsity eight'plus coxswain imam pose for a team photo after stroking to their fourth straight nation— ial junior title. From left in seat order: Ashley Rosser, Madeline Engel, :Khobi Brooklyn, Carrie Huttenlmher, Lauren Mitterer, Ona johnson, ingnna Biggers,’ Margaret Hennings and Rahal Wendelspiess. ,, i «we—Hr. There’s No Such Thing As A Small Disaster. Mao-..‘»«..«...‘¢«--w---a»~«vhm.~ttg In a! II»: that the its tiers. But luster hum ovary lay. Which men: mry damnaopl like in and lint. clothing ml I aim ta ml. Plum suntan the American Butt firm. Call 1-800-842-2200. Because disaster never rests. , q~v.«.‘.m.y. Photographer Dana Fineman 5 he way they are. \7PFl—A Relay. .. Continued front page BI Club member. We‘ve been working on it since October. so it‘s good to see the culmination til it all." Vara and her sister. along with classmates Waters and Hunni Johnson. helped recruit schoohnatcs to take part in the licstive and upbeat event that required each team of H) to l5 members to have at least one runner or walker on the track during the 24' hour fund raiser. “They’ve created a service ethic up at the high school.” said Key Club advisor Nile Clarke. who coaches the cross country team and teaches so« cial studies at MII'IS. "I think it's a genuine output of support w they‘re not just doing it for their college rc» sumcs. 'Ihcy‘rc doing it for the giving." ANOTHER IMI’( )RTI NT lac- tor to consider in the outpouring ol‘ Mercer Island students at the I3. y‘ar—old event. was the sheer Inn and laid—back attitude that perme— ated throughout the 24 hours. I'rom kids danciI’tg in the south end lone. to numerous others throwing toolballs. l‘risbecs and baseballs in the mid- dle ol‘ the astroturl field. good time was had by all while helping a good canse. The on-I‘icld liestivities. which began at 6 pm. on Friday and end (i p.111. on Saturday. were in stark coir trast to the serious message of the hundreds ol‘ luminaries lining the track with handwritten names of cancer victims and survivors. The victim/survivor walk on Friday night brought into sharper locus the real rea— son for the relays l‘or many of the students. “When the. cancer survivors did a victory lap. everyone stopped at g). (206) 325—7724 the edge ol‘ the track and clapped for them," said Mercer Island sophomore Ellie Humphrics. who was the cap— tain tor relay team. MIIIS No. 2. “It was a great way to commemorate what they accomplished. They were so happy to be here. It’s kind of a cliche. but me matters; they‘ve just come it long way and they fought hard to be here." “(‘uncer seems to touch every- onc's lives." said Amy Fritsch. a sophomore at Mercer Island. "It‘s probably something everyone is go— ing to have to deal with sometime in A WORLD OF tk/Teier, umtn w anon: Start your career on the right track. Wednesday, June I 0, 1998 their lives. whether it be a relative, a friend or themselves. I just thought it‘d be a really good cause to be in- volved in because you can raise aware- ness in the community and raise mon— ey for the American Cancer Society. "I really enjoy it; it‘s a lot of fun.” Fritsch said. "I‘d recommend it as a great way to get involved with some— thing that affects a lot of people." The Mercer Island High School students were also joined by 12 0th— cr Island residents who took part in the event for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. OPTIONS liacltclor oli .‘zcit-Ittc in "t Lon )u'ter bystems Advancing technology is opening the door to more jolt opportunities than ever before-— but, you need In have Idle riglil lacy. Ciiy I 'nivcrsily's Bachelor of Science in .. 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