Aug. 29, 2009
POZNAN, Poland - Three Husky rowers are still looking to medal as the 2009 FISA World Rowing Championships begin to wind down. Only one day of competition remains after Saturday's races went in the books.
Megan Kalmoe raced for the U.S. in the A final of the women's double scull. Kalmoe and her rowing partner, who finished first at Lucerne, came in sixth in their race, crossing the line in 6:54.16. Kalmoe set the pace through the first 500m, but had slipped to third by the 1000 meter mark. In the third 500, Kalmoe was still in medal contention, holding on to fourth place and within striking distance of third. Coming down the stretch in the last 500, Bulgaria made a huge move to go from sixth to the bronze medal and Australia overtook the U.S. to move into fourth. Host Poland took the gold in a time of 6:47.18, with Great Britain in the silver medal spot in 6:48.82.
In men's racing, Brett Newlin and Giuseppe Lanzone helped the U.S. to a win in the C final of the straight four on Friday. The American squad crossed the finish in 6:32.85, about half a second ahead of the Ukraine. Egypt took third and India rounded out the competition in fourth.
Three Huskies are expected to compete Sunday, the final day of the weeklong 2009 FISA World Rowing Championships. Conlin McCabe, a rising sophomore, will hope to earn a medal for Canada in the men's coxed pair. Recent graduate Katelin Snyder will cox the U.S. women's eight and recent alumnus Rob Gibson will race in the Canadian men's eight.
For the complete race schedule and live results, check out the official site of World Rowing here.