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Fix goes the distance at Nationals

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Mount Si High School graduate Cora Fix, competed in the National Junior Rowing Championship regatta in Cinncinati recently in the varsity quad class.

Her team from the Sammamish Rowing Association placed fourth nationally with a time of 7 minutes, 8.6 seconds. The first-place boat from San Diego had a time of 6:55.10.

All 13 boats in Fix's class had qualified for the event through various regional events, making for some tough competition.

Prior to the national regatta, Fix and her team competed in the Northwest regionals,held in Vancouver, Wash. Her team took the gold medal, winning the quad crew (four rowers with two oars each and a coxswain) championship.

The Sammamish women's quad team finished their 200-meter event at the regionals 16 seconds ahead of the second-place crew. Three Sammamish rowing crews qualified for the national event.

Fix has been rowing competitively for two years. She also competed well with her varsity-eight team and earned a bronze medal in her women's double event.

The nationals were her last competition at the high-school level since she also graduated from Mount Si this year. Fix, carrying a 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school, plans on attending Washington State University in the fall, where she will pursue a pre-med course of study. She also plans to row for the WSU crew.

The Sammamish Rowing Association is located at Redmond's Marymoor Park. For questions about joining classes, or rowing in general, call the SRA office phone number at (425) 653-2583.

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