Monday, June 29, 2009

Sports Fix

During the last month and so, I've photographed quite a few more sporting events than usual for The Seattle Times. (I'm working the evening shift these days.) It's been good to have some challenges and variety. Below, are a few selects from the Rock 'N' Roll Seattle marathon, the Seattle Mariners, the Seattle Sounders, and others.


Seattle’s Nate Jaqua (21) jumps into the crowd after scoring the second goal during the first half of game against the D.C. United.


Seattle’s Nate Jaqua(cq) (21) celebrates after scoring the second goal of the first half against the D.C. United.




Nate Jaqua(cq) (21) battles Andrew Jacobson (8) for the ball during the first half of the game against the D.C. United.


Seattle’s Sebastien Le Toux (9) drives the to the goal during the first half of Wednesday evening’s game against the D.C. United.


Sounders react to D.C United’s first goal in the first half.


Seattle’s James Riley(7) fights Chris Pontius (13) for the ball near during the first half of Wednesday evening’s game against the D.C. United


(second from right) Osvaldo Alonso (6) and teammates celebrate after he scored the first goal of Wednesday evening’s game against the D.C. United.


Jose Lopez (4) outs, then looses his balance as Baltimore’s Ty Wigginton (23) tries to make it to second base during the ninth inning Wednesday’s, July 8, 2009 game, at Safeco Field in Seattle. The Mariners lead most of the game, until the Orioles came from behind in the ninth inning and won the game 5-3.



Rhianna Clausen, 18, practices in Woodinville with Hot Dog USA, a world-renowned youth jump-roping team.


(from left) Colleen McCary, 23, Courtney McBroom, 20, and Stephanie Meece, 17, practice their double-dutch, 3-person freestyle.


Adrian Beltre (29) catches a pop fly resulting in a third-out during the San Diego Padres game Wed., June 24, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle.


Ichiro Suzuki (51) hits a single to left field during the second inning against the San Diego Padres Wed., June 24, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle.


Seattle’s Yuniesky Betancourt (7) hustles back to home plate as Adrian Gonzalez (23) catches a throw from the pitcher during the sixth inning Wed., June 24, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle.


Yuniesky Betancourt (7) slides into home plate and is called out during the second inning against the San Diego Padres Wed., June 24, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle.


UW’s Ashley Charters (11) celebrates an 11-3 win over ASU Saturday afternoon at Husky Softball Stadium. Charters is a two-time All-American, and she extended her hitting streak to 15 games.


Prairie teammates, of Battle Ground, react during Friday’s 3-A quarterfinal game against Mount Rainier in Tacoma. Mount Rainier won in nine innings 6-2.



Adam Peistrup, of Beaverton, Oregon, walks toward a long line of a portable toilets before the start of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon that began in Tukwila. Peistrup said the wait in line took around 10 minutes.


(from left) Jim Schaeffer and Matthieu Marescaux warm up before Saturday morning’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon that began in Tukwila.


Maria Rico, 28, dances with Zaphara’s Middle Eastern Belly Dancers at the starting line of Saturday morning’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon.


Melissa Dallman, 39, of Janesville, Wisc., takes a quick break before start of the Rock 'N' Roll Seattle marathon in Tukwila.


Runners wait in line for portable toilets before the start of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon that began in Tukwila.


Runners wait in line for portable toilets before the start of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon that began in Tukwila.


Meko Lawson(cq) dances and waves to runners during the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon. Lawson made a Jackson tribute with pictures, dancing and music near her South Seattle home on the marathon route.


Sheila Hildebrand, 47, of Brighton, Iowa, claps her hands to a Michael Jackson song while running through South Seattle during the Rock 'N' Roll Seattle marathon.


Runner Shannon Krueger jams with Dustin Shirley, of Creme Tangerine during the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon


Cups cover the ground at a hydration station on the route of Saturday morning’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon that began in Tukwila.


Robert Witham, of Port Angeles, watches for his wife on Saturday morning during the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon. Witham, waiting near Lake Washington, said he passed the time by people watching, listening to the bands and reading while his wife and daughter made it through the route.


Graciela Jones, 7, cheers on the runners who raced through her neighborhood with her mother, father and brother Saturday morning in South Seattle.


DJ Nphared jams with rapper Grynch, Rockwell Powers and 10th & Commerce Saturday morning on Lake Washington during the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon.


DJ Nphared jams with rapper Grynch, Rockwell Powers and 10th & Commerce Saturday morning on Lake Washington during the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon.


Joe Poole rests before Saturday morning’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle marathon that began in Tukwila.

1 comment:

All images copyright Erika Schultz or The Seattle Times