Jeghers Takes the Silver at Under 23 World Championships

July 27, 2009

RACICE, Czech Republic - Mary Jeghers of the California women's rowing team won a silver medal with the women's eight at the 2009 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Racice, Czech Republic this past weekend. Jeghers also raced in the women's pair with Grace Luczak and finished in fifth.

In the eight, Jeghers and the U.S. boat took second place with a time of 6:21.80, which was 1.09 seconds behind Great Britain. The British boat took the lead in the first 500 meters and built a 2.68-second advantage on the American crew, which sat in third, at the midway point of the race. The U.S. boat tried to get back on terms with Great Britain over the final 1,000 meters but was unable to track them down.

In the women's pair, Jeghers and Luczak held fourth position for the middle 1,000 meters, after getting off the line in fifth place. The duo were unable to chase down the top three crews, dropping to fifth in the final 250 meters, finishing with a time of 7:29.37.

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