McElvaine-Coached Four Wins Gold at Under-23 Regatta

Aug. 1, 2005

AMSTERDAM, Holland - Washington senior Megan Kalmoe rowed in the victorious United States' women's four that was directed by Husky head coach Eleanor McElvaine at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Amsterdam, Holland.

The U.S. crew overcame a substantial early deficit to collect the gold medal. Kalmoe was joined by three rowers from other U.S. colleges; Brown's Catherine Starr, California's Erin Cafaro and Michigan's Stesha Carle.

Canada got away at the head of the field. The United States started the race at the back. This was all to change when the USA rowers began to come into their stride while Canada slipped back finding the opening pace that they set too hot.

By the half-way point the U.S. had worked its way into second and was closing in on Belarus - now in the lead. The Americans continued to charge and with 500 meters left to row they had found the lead.

Kalmoe will return next season for her senior year at UW.

Another current UW rower, junior Kara Farquharson from Mississauga, Ontario, represented Canada in a double.

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