UW freshman rowers win at Henley | NW Briefs
University of Washington freshmen won the Temple Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta by three lengths over Brown, regaining the title the Huskies won in 2010.
HENLEY, England — University of Washington freshmen won the Temple Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta by 3 lengths over Brown on Sunday, regaining the title the Huskies won in 2010.
Washington defeated Manchester, Reading, Harvard, Harvard's lightweights and then Brown to win the second Temple Cup in program history.
UW finished the final on the 2,112-meter Thames River course in 6 minutes, 52 seconds, its fastest race of the competition.
"It was the perfect end to a perfect season," said UW coach Michael Callahan, whose varsity eight won a national championship in June.
Callahan deflected praise to assistant Luke McGee, who coached the UW freshman most of the season but could not be in England because of coaching duties with the national U-23 team.
California defeated Brown for the Grand Challenge Cup in men's coxed eights, widely considered the most prestigious race at the event. The Cal crew, made up of rowers who just missed out on selection for the London Olympics, beat Brown by 1 ¼ lengths.
Harvard won the Ladies' Challenge Plate by overtaking Leander Club of England in the final few meters.
• Courtney Thompson and Tamari Miyashiro, former Washington volleyball All-Americans, are expected to learn Monday whether they will be named to the 12-member U.S. Olympic team. Both played as the U.S. won the World Grand Prix Championship, defeating China 26-24, 25-21, 27-26 in Ningbo, China. Miyashiro was the starting libero and Thompson shared time as setter.
• Seattle University became an official member of the Western Athletic Conference, joining Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, San Jose State and Utah State, as well as fellow newcomers Denver, Texas-Arlington, Texas-San Antonio and Texas State. The Redhawks will compete for championships in 17 sports.
• Jarret Foote of Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman shot a 5-under 65 at Jefferson Park in Seattle for the first-round lead in the 78th Seattle Amateur Championship. Andrew Kennedy, a 17-year-old from Tam O'Shanter in Bellevue shot 66 for a share of second place. Defending champ Chris Bae of Snoqualmie Ridge shot 68.
Compiled from sports-information reports.