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Profile: Jamie Redman

U.S. Rowing Team member Jamie Redman, 25, is home in Spokane for the holidays, but her training regimen never lets up. The NCAA champion and two-time world champion talks about her life and her golden dream for 2012.

Sunday Locals: Women’s Olympic boxing trials to be in Spokane

The top 24 female amateur boxers in the country in three weight classes, including two from Western Washington, are expected to be in Spokane Feb. 13-19 to compete in the inaugural U.S. Olympic Trials in women’s boxing. The sport will make its debut in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

College roundup: Roberts, Cougars dominate field

The Washington State women’s cross country team ran away from the field Saturday to win the Runners Soul/Erik Anderson Cross Country Invitational at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane. The race was held at the site of the upcoming NCAA Division II National and West Regional meets.

Man takes spartan approach to row length of Priest Lake

His recent feat has left reasonable people thinking Stan Bech has only one oar in the water. But if that were the case, he never could have rowed the length of Priest and Upper Priest lakes on a clear August day and night.

Team St. Luke’s sends nine to national championships

Nine athletes from Team St. Luke’s of Spokane will compete at the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, Friday through June 19 in Miramar Fla. The athletes, ages and events: John Gardner, 19, 100 meters, 200, 400; Bob Hunt, 21, 100, 200, 400; Chelsea McClammer, 17, 100, 200, 400, 800; Austin Pruitt, 16, 100, 200, 400, 800; Isaiah Rigo, 12, 100, 200, 400, 800; Mikila Salazar, 14, 100, 200, 400; Susannah Scaroni, 20, 100, 200, 400, 800; TyJuan Stevens, 19, 100, 200, 400; Amerlynn Weber, 17, 100, 200, 400 and 800.

Washington wins 14th national championship in men’s crew

CAMDEN, N.J. – Washington’s men’s crew program won its 14th national championship, dominating the varsity 8 final of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championships on the Cooper River. The Huskies won the title in a time of 5 minutes, 30.623 seconds, almost 3 seconds ahead of second-place Harvard and California. It was UW’s third title in the past five years.

Huskies advance all five boats to Grand Finals

The Washington Huskies men advanced all five boats into today’s Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships Grand Finals after semifinal races on Friday in Cherry Hill, N.J. The Huskies’ varsity 4 and second varsity 8 boats both won their semifinal races. The varsity 4 beat runner-up Drexel by nearly 4 1/2 seconds over the 2,000-meter course. The second varsity 8 beat second-place California by 1.27 seconds.

Huskies win four races at IRA national championships

The University of Washington won four races and advanced all five of its boats to the semifinals as the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championships began at Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. The Huskies earned wins during heats in varsity 8 (5 minutes, 32.25 seconds for 2,000 meters), second varsity 8 (5:44.20), varsity 4 (6:17.28) and open 4 (6:19.23).

Area roundup: Cougars take Pac-10 baseball finale

Taylor Ard was 3 for 3, including a two-run home run and a pair of doubles, and scored five runs as the Washington State Cougars 26-28, 10-17) ended their season with a 13-1 victory over the Southern California Trojans (25-31, 13-14) in Pacific-10 Conference baseball action in Los Angeles on Sunday. Senior James Wise (5-6) earned the win in the final start of his career. Wise allowed one run on five hits in six innings of work. Senior Paris Shewey threw three scoreless innings to notch his 10th save of the season, tying him for the conference lead.

Roundup: Whitworth’s Comito wins discus at NCAAs

Carter Comito survived an early scare, then knocked out a big throw on his final attempt to win the men’s discus title at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships in Delaware, Ohio. The Whitworth University sophomore threw 182 feet, 2 inches to beat runner-up Ben Stringer of Wisconsin-Whitewater by more than 10 feet.

Whitworth’s Tonya Turner breaks school record in 3,000-meter steeplechase

Tonya Turner shattered a school record for the second straight day and Whitworth University claimed its first two All-Americans out of the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships in Delaware, Ohio. Turner, a senior from Mead who had never run a distance race on a track until two years ago, finished third in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Running behind winner Kimberly Chinn of Baldwin-Wallace and Northwest Conference champ Kimber Mattox of Willamette, Turner clocked 10 minutes, 28.21 seconds – slashing 20 seconds off the school record she set earlier this spring.

Area roundup: WSU’s Jensen, Logan shine in heptathlon

Washington State’s Angela Jensen and Shaquana Logan finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the Pacific-10 heptathlon Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. Jensen totaled 4,967 points, while Logan scored 4,859 in her first career heptathlon. Arizona State’s Samantha Henderson won with 5,470.

Area roundup: Gonzaga women’s rowing coach resigns

Gonzaga University women’s rowing head coach Melissa Flint announced her resignation after four seasons, the school said Wednesday. Gonzaga won two West Coast Conference Championships under Flint and won nine gold medals at the Western Intercollegiate Championships (WIRA), including earning gold in all four events at the 2009 WIRA. Flint also was named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2008. 

Area roundup: Whitworth’s softball season ends with loss

Stacey Hagensen (21-5) tossed a complete-game five-hitter and Kaely Cuthill drove in four runs – three coming on a triple in the second inning – to propel the Pacific Lutheran Lutes (31-12) to an 8-0 victory over the Whitworth Pirates (20-19) in the semifinals of the Northwest Conference softball tournament in McMinnville, Ore., on Saturday. Kimmi Kumangai went 2 for 2 for the Pirates, who finished with a winning record – and 20 wins – for the first time since the 2007 season.

Area roundup: Zags defeat San Diego in WCC baseball

Leadoff hitter Eric Lane went 3 for 4 and scored two runs and Tyler Olson won his fifth straight start to help guide the 24th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs (18-9-1, 2-0) to a 3-1 victory over the visiting San Diego Toreros (7-21, 0-2) in West Coast Conference play on Saturday. Olson (5-1) allowed one unearned run on eight hits in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six. Cody Martin got the last four outs to notch his sixth save.

Area update: Gonzaga baseball defeats No. 11 UC Irvine again

Tyler Olson (3-1) and Andy Hunter combined for a shutout and the Gonzaga Bulldogs (12-7-1) posted a 3-0 victory over the 11th-ranked UC Irvine Anteaters (14-5) on Saturday at Washington Trust Field. It was Gonzaga’s second straight win over UC Irvine. The three-game series concludes today.

Spokane rower wins world gold

A former Lewis and Clark High School athlete helped boost the U.S. Women's 8 rowing team to the World Championship in New Zealand today.