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Five Huskies Row On First Day Of World Championships
Release: 08/23/2009
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Aug. 23, 2009

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POZNAN, Poland - Five Huskies raced in the first day of the 2009 FISA World Rowing Championships. Two boats made the semifinals, while the others head to the repechage races.

In the men's coxed pair, rising sophomore Conlin McCabe rowed to a third place finish in the first heat, sending his boat to the repechage. McCabe and team Canada raced to a time of 7:10.62, behind heat winner Czech Republic and second place boat Italy. The repechage race is slated for Tuesday.

Likewise, rising senior Max Lang, also rowing for Canada, finished third in the third heat of the men's straight pair. Lang and his boatmate will race in the A semifinal, after crossing the finish line in 6:42.74, behind South Africa and New Zealand. Lang will race again in the semifinal on Tuesday.

Husky alumna Megan Kalmoe and her sculling partner finished second in the second heat of the double sculls, crossing the finish line in 7:07.18, less than three seconds behind Australia. Kalmoe's finish sends her boat to the A semifinal, to be held Tuesday.

In the first heat of the men's straight four, Husky alumni Giuseppe Lanzone and Brett Newlin reclaimed their spots in the U.S. boat, racing to a third place finish. The American four finished in 6:02.28, less than two seconds behind heat winner Slovenia and about half a second behind second place Poland. The third place finish puts the Americans in the repechage, scheduled for Tuesday.

Two more Huskies race on Monday in the eights heats. Katelin Snyder will cox the U.S. women's eight in its heat and Rob Gibson will race in the Canadian men's eight.

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