July 31, 2000
Seattle - University of Washington rower Anna Mickelson (Bellevue, Wash./Newport) stroked the U.S. women's four without coxswain to a gold medal at the Nation's Cup Regatta Under-23 National Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark Sunday.
The United States crew, which led from start to finish, covered the covered the 2,000-meter course in a time of 7 minutes, 18.54 seconds to win the gold medal. Germany crossed at 7:27.26 for the silver and Romania took the bronze in 7:32.17.
Mickelson, who rows in the four-seat in the UW eight, recently completed her sophomore year Washington and was a member of the top-ranked Husky women's varsity eight. The crew finished second at the NCAA Championships in May, suffering its only loss of the season at the year-end regatta. The crew followed that with its first-ever trip to the Henley Royal Regatta, where the Huskies won the inaugural women's open eight, claiming the Henley Prize.
Current and former Husky rowers and coaches are representing Washington around the world this summer. Head men's coach Bob Ernst will work for the Australian Olympic Committee as the course announcer at the rowing venue. Novice women's coach Eleanor McElvaine is head coach of the Junior National Team that will compete at the Junior World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, Aug. 1-6. Katie Maloney (UW '96) is a member of the U.S. women's eight-oared crew that will compete in the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Sept. 16-24. Dave Calder, a three-year letterwinner on the Husky men's team who returns for his senior season next year, will compete in Sydney as a member of the Canadian men's eight.
Nation's Cup Regatta Under-23 National Championships (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Women's four without coxswain Grande Final Results (2,000-meters)
1. United States 7:18.54
2. Germany 7:23.27
3. Romania 7:27.26
4. Great Britian 7:32.17
5. Russia 7:35.06
6. Australia 7:36.96
United States lineup
Stroke - Anna Mickelson (U. of Washington)
3 - Michelle Guerette (Radcliffe)
2 - Melissa Merritt (Yale)
bow - Alison Cox (Univ. of San Diego)