Community roundup: Monroe skier breaks through nationally

Teegan Lowe placed in 4 events at the U.S. Alpine Championships.

For Teegan Lowe, the 2017-18 alpine skiing season will be remembered as the one in which she made her breakthrough on the national stage.

Lowe, a junior at Monroe High School, placed in four different events at the U.S. Alpine Championships held March 21-26 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Lowe, who competes for the Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation based in Bend, Oregon, was competing at the National Championships for the first time. Her top performance came in the Super G, where she placed 13th. She also placed 18th in the Alpine Combined, 25th in the Giant Slalom and 33rd in the Slalom.

Prior to that Lowe was named to the Pacific Northwest Ski Association Alpine Team, which is made up of the top skiers from Washington, Oregon and North Idaho. With that team she won the Super G at the Western Region Junior Championships held March 15-16 at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in North Idaho.

Lowe’s competitive season continues through May.

Edmonds CC baseball’s Smith honored

Edmonds Community College’s Will Smith was named the Northwest Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 16-22. The freshman from Shorewood High School earned wins against Bellevue and Shoreline, allowing just two earned runs on nine hits over 18 innings, walking three and striking out 19. This season Smith is 6-0 with a 1.11 ERA.

Smith’s efforts helped the Tritons remain at the top of the NWAC baseball coaches poll. Edmonds (13-1 North Region, 32-3 overall) received six of the eight first-place votes. Everett (9-7, 25-12) dropped two spots to No. 7.

In the softball coaches poll, Edmonds (21-1, 31-4) held steady at No. 2.

Glacier Peak grad Davis earns academic honors

Glacier Peak High School graduate Megan Davis, a senior at New York University, was one of 34 undergraduates to earn NYU’s Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award. To earn the award an athlete must graduate with a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and have competed a minimum of two years on an intercollegiate team. Davis spent four years with both the women’s cross country and track teams and is graduating with a degree in studio art/environmental studies.

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