Long-Lerno and Guregian Win Silver at World Championships
July 27, 2009
RACICE, Czech Republic - James Long-Lerno and Nareg Guregian of the California men's crew team won a silver medal with the men's four at the 2009 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Racice, Czech Republic this past weekend.
Sitting in fourth with less than 500 meters to go, the U.S. crew caught Germany and Canada at the line, taking second place behind New Zealand. As the crews entered the final stretch, the American boat made its move, and as the crews crossed the finish line, the U.S. had edged out Germany by 0.42 seconds and Canada by 0.69 seconds. New Zealand won the race at 5:54.49, with the U.S. finishing 1.31 seconds behind at 5:55.80.
Also competing in the championships from Cal were Sean Engel with the men's quadruple sculls and Nick Lucey on the men's eight. Former head coach Steve Gladstone was also part of the U.S. staff, coaching the men's eight that Lucey rowed on.