Sarah Waterfield and Canada Finish Fourth at World Rowing U23 Championships

July 27, 2007

STRATHCLYDE, Scotland - Washington State rowing alumna was part of the Canada women's eight that finished fourth at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships, Friday.

The event was won by the United States, which covered the 2,000-meter course in 6:32.04. Germany (6:37.38) was second, followed by Belarus (6:38.15) and Canada (6:39.90).

Belarus started fast and led the race at the 500-meter mark. The United States surged to nearly at three-second lead over Canada at the halfway mark.

With 500 meters to go, the Americans had increased their lead to six seconds over the Canadians. Germany and Belarus were both within a second of Canada.

Both Germany and Belarus were able to row past Canada in the final 500 meters to capture second and third place, respectively.

Waterfield, a native of Kingston, Ontario, completed her Cougar career last spring as a member of the varsity eight boat ranked as high as eighth nationally in 2006-07.

A two-time All-Pacific-10 Conference rower and two-time member of the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-West Region First Team, Waterfield was part of the WSU varsity eight which finished fourth at the 2006 NCAA Championships.

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