Beuke’s boat third at worlds
POZNAN, Poland — Sequim graduate and NCAA champion Elise Beuke can add another medal to her cabinet after the U23 World Rowing Championships held in Poland late last month.
Beuke’s United States boat finished third in the world at the World U23 Championships on July 29, with a time of 6 minutes, 8.04 seconds. Beuke rowed in the seat 7 position. The world championship was won by a Canadian boat with a time of 6:04.61. The second-place boat was from The Netherlands with a time of 6:06.58.
The U.S. boat finished improved greatly from its preliminary heat. The Americans finished second to the Canadians in a preliminary heat on July 26 with a time of 6:24.96. Canada won that heat with a time of 6:21.70.
Beueke’s 8+ boat had rowers from UW, Stanford, Princeton and Yale.
Beuke became an NCAA champion in 2017 as a rower for national champion Washington and was named a collegiate All-American. Washington finished second in the NCAA championships this spring.
Beuke also won the silver in the U.S. Women’s eight at the 2017 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and finished seventh in the double sculls at the 2015 Junior World Rowing Championships in Rio de Janiero. She graduated from Sequim High School in 2015.
Pirates fall 2-1 in friendly
VICTORIA, B.C. — The Peninsula College men’s soccer team is young and is stock full of new faces, but the Pirates went up against a Division I-level program Sunday and nearly pulled off a draw against the University of Victoria.
Victoria came away with a 2-1 win in the preseason friendly that opened the 2018 season, but Peninsula coach Jake Hughes came away impressed with how his team played.
“I was pleasantly surprised,” he said. “We went up there with a young, inexperienced team. I thought we did really well, we executied what we’ve been practicing and we were disciplined and organized. We gave them a really good game.”
Peninsula had a goal disallowed so the Pirates were that close to pulling off a draw with Victoria. The Pirates’ goal was scored by Edgar Tavares late in the match with Victoria holding on to a 2-0 lead.
Victoria plays in the Canada West Athletic Association against schools such as the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta and University of Calgary.
The Pirates next play another preseason match at home at 3 p.m. Friday against Pierce College, then play Tacoma and Highline in a pair of preconference matches at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila on Aug. 23.
The PC women play a pair of scrimmages in Canada on Saturday against the University of Northern British Columbia and Sunday against the University of Victoria.
Sea Hawkers fundraiser
The Sea Hawkers, the official booster club of the Seattle Seahawks, will hold a college scholarship fundraiser and poker run at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim on Sept. 1.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. There will be a rally from 2:30 to 4 p.m. with raffles, prizes, giveaways and food afterward.
The poker run locations will be at Carrie Blake Park, The Dam Bar, the Elwha Casino and the M&G Mariners Cafe. The three best hands will win a prize.
The entrance fee is $15. Proceeds will benefit the Dungeness Bay Sea Hawkers College Scholarship Fund.