Guregian, Long-Lerno, Lucey Named to U.S U23 Selection Camp

May 6, 2009

BERKELEY - Three California men's rowers - juniors Nareg Guregian and James Long-Lerno and sophomore Nick Lucey - were among the 26 collegians whom USRowing invited to its 2009 Men's Under 23 National Team Selection Camp this summer in Oklahoma City, Okla., the rowing organization announced on May 5. Guregian and Lucey are both members of the Golden Bears' varsity 8+, while Long-Lerno is a member of Cal's second varsity 8+.

The U.S. camp will select the men's eight, four and quadruple sculls crews that will compete at the 2009 FISA World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 23-26 in Racice, Czech Republic. In addition, the camp will select boats in the men's pair, four with coxswain and double sculls to compete at the 2009 USRowing Under 23 World Championships Trials scheduled for July 6-10 on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. The winners of these trials will also earn the right compete in Racice.

In other news, Cal's varsity 8+ boat moved up to No. 3 in the USRowing top 20 national poll that came out on May 6, after the Bears' victory over rival Stanford on May 2.

Cal collected 306 points in the poll. Top-ranked Wisconsin has 340 points along with all 17 first-place votes, No. 2 Washington has 319 points, and Harvard and Stanford (282 points each) are tied at No. 4.

Oregon State, at No. 16 (88 points), is the only other Pac-10 team currently ranked in the USRowing poll.

Cal next competes in the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships on May 16 and the Pac-10 Rowing Championships on May 17 at Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.

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