Chase Barrows was honored by being selected to represent the United States at the World Junior Rowing Championships held last week in Trakai, Lithuania. Now he’s coming home with a medal.
The recent Archbishop Murphy High School graduate was part of the U.S. boat that earned the silver medal in the Junior Men’s Eight on Sunday at the Junior Championships, an event for under-19 rowers.
Barrows sat in seat 2 for the U.S., which was unable to solve Germany, finishing second to the Germans in both its heat and the final. In both races the U.S. was less than a second behind Germany in the 2000-meter race.
Barrows will row for the University of Washington in the upcoming school year.
Sasai in semis at archery nationals
Gabi Sasai of Lynnwood, a member of Next Step Archery in Mountlake Terrace, reached the semifinals in her division at the U.S. National Target Championships held last week in Westfield, Indiana.
Sasai, competing in female bowmen (ages 12 and under) recurve, finished second out of 24 competitors in the qualifying round. Then in head-to-head competition she won comfortably in both the round of 16 and eight before falling in the semis. She lost the third-place match to finish in fourth place.
Other Snohomish County residents who compete for Next Step Archery who won head-to-head matches in their divisions were Stanwood’s Andrea Zenger, who reached the round of 16 in female junior (20-under) compound, and Monroe’s Erin White, who reached the round of 32 in female cadet (17-under) recurve.
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