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Three Gonzaga rowers receive medals at national championships

Three current and former Gonzaga University men’s rowers earned medals at the U.S. Rowing National Championships, held July 20-24 in Indianapolis.

Connor Barry (Walla Walla/DeSales High School), the lone senior on the 2005-06 Gonzaga men’s crew team, rowed for the U.S. Rowing Midwest Development Camp team, placing second in the intermediate and senior men’s 8+ races. He also placed fifth as part of the senior 4+ team.

Two GU graduates, Nathan Wilson (Post Falls/Immaculate Conception) and Mark Voorhees (Bow, Wash./Port), won gold medals rowing for the Vesper Boat Club men’s senior 4+.

Wilson also won gold with the Vesper Boat Club men’s senior 8+.


NorCal Hall inducts UW’s Anger

University of Washington men’s tennis coach Matt Anger was inducted into the USTA Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame in a ceremony on the Stanford University campus on Thursday.

Since taking over the UW program in 1995, Anger has led the Huskies to 11 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.

He also earned Pacific 10 Conference and ITA West Region coach of the year honors in 2005 after leading Washington to a share of its first Pac-10 title.

Anger, a native of Pleasanton, Calif., earned three All-America honors as a player at USC from 1982-84. He was the No. 1 junior singles player in the world by Tennis Magazine after winning the Wimbledon junior title in 1981.

He also played eight years on the pro tour, earning a No. 23 ATP singles ranking. He won three Grand Prix titles and advanced to the Round of 16 at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 1986.

Track and Field

Heilman takes fourths at Masters

Warren Heilman, 81, of Spokane, finished fourth in both the 100 and 200 meters in the 80-plus division at the World Masters Games in Edmonton, Alberta, this past week.

Heilman ran the 100 in 21.54 seconds and the 200 in 44.20.

Also at the meet, George Mathews, 62, of Hayden Lake, Idaho, won gold medals in the ages 60-64 men’s hammer throw (168 feet, 10 inches) and the weight throw (65-11 3/4 ).

Sara Trane, an intermediate hurdler and 800-meter runner from Pixbo, Sweden, has signed a letter of intent to attend Washington State University in the fall.

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