Two Huskies Make The Finals On Second Day Of Rowing World Championships

Aug. 24, 2009

POZNAN, Poland - Two Huskies rowed themselves into the finals on the second day of the 2009 FISA World Rowing Championships.

The Canadian men's eight featuring recent Husky grad Rob Gibson won its heat, finishing in 6:02.58., nearly two full seconds ahead of the crew from the Netherlands. The German eight won the first heat in the fastest time of the day: 5:58.16. Gibson and his crew advance directly to the finals, slated for next Sunday, August 30.

Katelin Snyder coxed the U.S. women's eight to a win in its heat, clocking the day's fastest women's eight time in 6:46.14. The American women advance directly to Sunday's final, where they will be joined by Romania, the winner of the first heat.

Five Huskies race on Tuesday in various repechage and semifinal races. Max Lang will row for team Canada in the men's straight pair repechage. Conlin McCabe will race for team Canada in the men's coxed pair repechage race.

Megan Kalmoe will race for the U.S. in the women's double scull semifinal and Brett Newlin and Giuseppe Lanzone will race in the American four, slated for the repechage race.

For live results, race schedules are more information, visit the World Rowing website here.

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