Sarah Waterfield to Represent Canada at the 2009 World Rowing Championships

Aug. 6, 2009

PULLMAN, Wash. - Former Washington State University rower Sarah Waterfield will represent Canada at the 2009 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland, Aug. 23-30, Rowing Canada Aviron announced.

'The team is a mix of veteran and up-and-coming athletes who are eager to see the results of their training on the world stage,' said Peter Cookson, High Performance Director. 'We're looking forward to some exciting racing in Poznan later this month.'

Waterfield, a native of Kingston, Ontario, will compete in the women's four event. She completed her Cougar career in the spring of 2007 as a member of the varsity eight boat which was ranked as high as eighth nationally in 2006-07. Waterfield was also part of the WSU varsity eight which finished fourth at the 2006 NCAA Championships.

A two-time All-Pacific-10 Conference rower and two-time member of the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-West Region First Team, Waterfield was named first team All-America in 2006 and to the second team in 2007 by the CRCA.

Last summer Waterfield also represented Canada at the 2008 World Rowing Championships in Linz/Ottensheim, Austria and the year before she rowed for Canada at the 2007 FISA World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Strathclyde, Scotland.

The Canadian team is currently training in Italy for the championships.

Women's Four (W4-)
Emma Darling (Burnaby Lake RC)
Sandra Kisil (Western RC)
Jennifer Tuters (Peterborough RC)
Sarah Waterfield (Kingston RC)
Coach Michael Thompson

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