Petite win reaps benefits

Seattle Pacific concluded its season on Sunday by winning the varsity eight petite final in the NCAA women’s rowing championships on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. They edged out Barry University with a time of 7 minutes, 14.80 seconds. Barry finished with a time of 7 minutes, 20.16 seconds. And with the season only […]

Monday’s focus: techniques

The varsity eight boat rowed west toward Lake Union on a quiet, cloudy Monday morning. The varsity pair followed close behind. Head coach Keith Jefferson commented on the unusual calmness of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. He said the water conditions were perfect for the 5:45 a.m. workout. Seattle Pacific’s women’s varsity eight were fine-tuning […]

Staff editorial

Across the world, believers and non-believers alike attended “rapture parties” in preparation for 6 p.m. Saturday — the day that was supposed to usher in five months of death and destruction on Earth. When absolutely nothing occurred at that hour, most of humanity was left on Earth; indeed, most of humanity was unshaken by the […]

Women row to silver medal

The Windermere Cup crowded Seattle’s Montlake Cut, creating a spectacle on May 7. This weekend, though, the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, Penn., trumped Windermere’s spectacle in every regard. “Spectacle?” head coach Keith Jefferson chuckled. “This was a freaking amazing deal.” Over the weekend, Philadelphia became home to the country’s largest rowing competition. The 73rd-annual […]

Men secure bronze; reflect over season

Reality set in as the men’s varsity four boat crossed the finish line in third place, said senior rower Dain Carley. “It’s a bittersweet end,” he said. Yet, senior rower Greg Ballard expressed satisfaction regarding his rowing career at Seattle Pacific. “Training was long, arduous, stressful and dark, especially during the winter,” he said. “But […]

NCAA says no for team at-large bid

On Saturday, Seattle Pacific’s women’s varsity eight brought home a silver medal at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, Penn. The Falcons were confident this would propel them to NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships, set for May 27 through 29. But on Monday afternoon, the bombshell landed. Head coach Keith Jefferson received an abrupt phone call […]

‘Spectacle’ proves informal

If one were to combine 700 worldwide athletes – including the crew teams from Stanford, Oklahoma and Cambridge, as well as the Seattle Yacht Club – and mix them all together, a spectacle would emerge: the Windermere Cup Regatta. The 25th annual Windermere Cup Regatta overtook Seattle last Saturday and turned a day of racing […]

Men win in split-second finish

Football is said to be a game of inches. Crew may be a race of milliseconds. Seattle Pacific’s men’s varsity four boat squeezed by University of California Santa Barbara on Sunday to win the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif., earning them a gold medal. The women’s varsity eight […]