Vander Schilden helps Canada to World Championships Final

Aug. 24, 2006

ETON, GREAT BRITAIN - Kaylan Vander Schilden, who earned first team All-American honors for the Bears this past spring, has reached the World Rowing Championships final as a member of the Canadian eight.

With the top two boats in Thursday's repechage advancing to the championship race, the Canadians took second to Germany. Canada covered the 2000-meter course in 6:10.26 to Germany's 6:05.57. Great Britain was a distant third in 6:14.87.

In the final, Vander Schilden will race against fellow Golden Bear Megan Cooke, who is in the USA eight. The U.S. team won its opening heat and did not have to qualify through the repechage to make the final.

One other former Cal rower was also in competition Thursday, as Iva Obradovic was sixth in her singles semifinal, finishing in 7:42.83. As a result, she will race in the B final this weekend.

Visit the World Rowing Championships website for complete results and schedules.

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