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Ball helps Seattle U boat take seventh place at Head of the Lake

November 5, 2012 · 1:24 PM
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Sinclair Ball, in the Number 4 seat, rows at Head of the Lake Sunday in Seattle. The Seattle University B boat placed seventh in the Women’s Collegiate 4+ race. / Eric Badeau photo

Sinclair Ball of Bainbridge Island and her fellow Redhawks rowers took seventh place in the Women’s Collegiate 4+ race at Head of the Lake in Seattle Sunday.

The races at Montlake Cut were the second regatta for Seattle University as a NCAA Division I varsity program.

The Seattle University B boat — Hilary Hanses (cox), Mary O’Neill, Ball, Olivia Amrhein and Keara Collins — finished the race in 22:24.310.

Their boat beat crews from Portland State University (23:49.643), the University of Oregon (24:41.232) and the University of Montana (27:19.828). The Washington State University A boat came in first (20:15.203) in the 10-boat race, followed by University of Washington A (20:18.987) and Washington State University B (20:25.000). The Seattle University A boat was fifth in 21:13.826.

Seattle University rowers also finished strong in the Women’s Collegiate 3V 8+, and won sixth place of eight boats with a time of 21:46.203.

Ball, a two-time letter winner in rowing for Bainbridge High, is a freshman on the Seattle U team.

In earlier action, she also helped the Varsity 8+ boat finish sixth with time of 18:52.78 in the Portland Fall Classic, held on Oct. 28.

This weekend's regatta marked the end of fall competition for Seattle U. The Redhawks will next compete on March 30, 2013 at the Husky Open on the Montlake Cut in Seattle.

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