Ukrainian rower finds home at Pocock Rowing Center

Former Washington State rower Kate Maistrenko has found a home away from home, not by choice but by necessity.

SEATTLE — When a world-class facility with world-class resources gets a world-class athlete, the result can be out of this world.

Twenty-two-year-old Kate Maistrenko is one of the best rowers in the world.

In fact, the former Washington State standout is now training for the Olympics and World Championships.

Each morning as the sun rises, Maistrenko takes to Lake Washington to blaze a trail.

Yet for as fast as she goes, her boat is still against a current—all because of the

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