Stanford Alumni Shine At World Rowing Championships

Aug. 27, 2007

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MUNICH, Germany - Four Stanford rowing alumni are among those competing at the 2007 World Rowing Championships in Munich, Germany. Competition commenced August 26 as over 1,200 rowers from 68 countries took to the water.

Among the former Cardinal rowers racing in Germany are a pair of Americans in Sam Magee ('06), a member of the U.S. women's eight boat, and Jamie Schroeder ('06), a part of the U.S. men's quadruple sculls crew. Also, Sabrina Kolker ('05) and Adam Kreek ('07) are rowing for their native Canada, members of the women's and men's eight, respectively.

In the 8+ races, for the United States, the women's eight of coxswain Mary Whipple (Sacramento, Calif.), Caryn Davies (Ithaca, N.Y.), Caroline Lind (Greensboro, N.C.), Susan Francia (Abington, Pa.), Anna Mickelson (Bellevue, Wash.), Sam Magee (Simsbury, Conn.), Anna Goodale (Camden, Maine), Lindsay Shoop (Charlottesville, Va.) and Brett Sickler (Los Gatos, Calif.) finished second in its heat and will now race in a repechage on Wednesday. Racing in the second of two heats, the crew grabbed a two-second advantage in the first 500 meters and continued to lead by just under one second as the boats passed through the 1,500-meter mark. However, Australia, which had been slowly closing the gap during the middle portion of the race, stepped up its pace and passed the American boat in the final 300 meters. Australia won the race in a time of 6:12.79, earning the qualifying spot for the final. The U.S. clocked a 6:14.85. In the other heat, Romania passed Germany in the final 500 meters to win with a time of 6:14.46.

The Canadian women's eight finished third in the day's heat with a time of 6.16.76, about four seconds behind heat winner Australia and just under two seconds back of the U.S.

The eight consists of Heather Mandoli of Kelowna, B.C., Ashley Brzozowicz of Toronto, Ont., Kaylan Vander Schilden of Victoria, Sabrina Kolker of West Vancouver, B.C., Romina Stefancic of Victoria, Katie Reynolds of St. John, NB, Buffy Williams of St Catharines, Ont., Sarah Bonikowsky of Orangeville, Ont., and Lesley Thompson-Willie of London, Ont. (cox)

The Canadian men's eight began racing at the World Rowing Championships in Munich, Germany, with a decisive win in their first heat.

Canada won the heat in 5:34.27 with Australia also advancing to the semi-finals after finishing second in 5:35.71. They were followed by Great Britain, France and Italy.

The eight's members are Kyle Hamilton of Richmond, B.C., Adam Kreek of London, Ont., Dominic Seiterle of Victoria, B.C., Malcolm Howard of Victoria, B.C., Jake Wetzel of Saskatoon, Sask., Andrew Byrnes of Toronto, Ont., Ben Rutledge of Cranbrook, BC, Kevin Light of Sidney, B.C., and Brian Price of Belleville, Ont., who is the boat's coxswain.

Racing in the third of four heats, the U.S. men's quadruple sculls crew of Mark Flickinger (Big Flats, N.Y.), Jamie Schroeder (Wilmette, Ill.), Deaglan McEachern (Portsmouth, N.H.) and J. Sloan DuRoss (South Portland, Maine) finished third and now will race in the repechages on Wednesday. The crew got off the line in third position, before dropping to fifth at the1,000-meter mark. However, the U.S. boat was able to work its way back up to third position over the last half of the race. The Czech Republic won the race in a time of 5:57.02, followed by Ukraine in a 5:57.73. Both crewsadvanced to the semifinals. The U.S. finished with a time of 6:03.03.

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