Whatcom County cyclist Courtenay McFadden won the first Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) race of her career on Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Jingle Cross race in Iowa City, Iowa.
McFadden won the elite women’s division by just six seconds and broke an opponent’s six-race winning streak. She finished with a time of 48 minutes, 31 seconds.
She finished second in the first Jingle Cross race on Friday, Nov. 14, and third in the second race on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Freshman fencer takes second at state championships
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Abby Barr, a Bellingham High School freshman, took second in each of the three events she competed in at the Washington State High School Fencing Championships on Sunday, Nov. 16, at Northpointe Fencing in Vancouver, Wash.
Barr took silver in Foile, Epee and Saber competitions at the championship. She also placed second in Epee at an event in September, which qualified her for Nationals in Summer 2015 in San Jose, Calif.
Barr trains locally at the Bellingham Bay Fencing Association.
WWU men’s rugby tops Oregon State
The Western Washington University men’s rugby A team shut out Oregon State in the second half en route to a 48-7 win over the Beavers on Saturday, Nov. 15, at WWU.
The Vikings held a 22-7 lead at the half and held Oregon State scoreless in the second. Liam Wilson had two trys for the Vikings, and Eric McDaniel, Nate Muir, Jake Romano, Nick Salimano, Gio Triejo and Sam Carroll added solo trys.
The WWU B team came from behind to earn a 24-21 win over the Beavers’ B team thanks to Milo Holston’s late, game-winning try.
WWU opens its Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference season Jan. 17, at home against Western Oregon.
Local runner wins Bellingham Trail Marathon
Jodee Adams-Moore of Bellingham won the women’s division at the Bellingham Trail Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 9, in Bellingham.
Adams-Moore ran a 4-hour, 13-minute marathon over the course which climbed 5000 feet in elevation and ranged from Chuckanut Mountain to Lake Padden. The course included the Chinscraper and Ridge trails, and was organized by the Bellingham Trail Running Club.
Masazumi Fujioka of Kirkland won the men’sdivision of the marathon with a 3:57:00. The top female finisher in the half marathon was Amelia Bethke, also a Bellingham resident, with a time of 2:15:00. The men’s half marathon was paced by Mason Gionet of Seattle, who ran a 2:05:00.