Sarah Waterfield Assists Canada in 2009 World Rowing Championships Exhibition

Aug. 26, 2009

PULLMAN, Wash. - Former Washington State University rower Sarah Waterfield helped team Canada to a fourth place finish in the women's four exhibition race at the 2009 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland, Tuesday.

Waterfield's Canadian crew finished the 2,000 meter course with a time of 7:23.52, approximately nine seconds behind first place Netherlands. The USA and Australia came in second and third respectively, while Belarus and Germany finished fifth and sixth. These six countries will match-up again Aug. 29 in the final of the women's four event.

Waterfield, a native of Kingston, Ontario, 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.

Results - August 25, 2009
Women's Four Exhibition
1. Netherlands 7:14.23
2. USA 7:17.27
3. Australia 7:20.95
4. Canada 7:23.52
5. Belarus 7:25.09
6. Germany 7:25.14

Canada 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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