Wildcats to compete at state championships May 3-4
The Wilsonville sailing team took seventh place out of 29 teams in the Island Cup, a highly competitive regatta that was held April 5-6 at Lopez Island in Washington state.
The Wildcats tallied 174 points in an event that featured top teams from high schools in Oregon and Washington. They finished behind champion Port Townsend (76), Bellingham-Sehome (128), Portland-Lincoln (131), Portland-St. Marys Academy (133) and two separate Bainbridge teams.
Wilsonville captain Alexa Ripple (center) and teammate Elizabeth Diehl (not pictured) earned runner-up honors in the second race. The roster also includes Morgan Wiedensmith (left) and Kjel Pettenger-Willey (right).
The Wildcats, who compete under coaches Kyle Eaton and Andrew Cannard through the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association, also took sixth place in a kick-off regatta March 8 at Portage Bay in Seattle.
They will compete in the state championships May 3-4 at Willamette Sailing Club in Portland.