Four Huskies In Medal Contention At World Rowing Championships

Aug. 27, 2009

POZNAN, Poland - Another Husky advanced to the A final on the fifth day of the 2009 FISA World Rowing Championships, giving four Dawgs a chance at the medal stand.

Megan Kalmoe finished second in the second heat of the A/B semifinal, racing in the double sculls for team USA. Kalmoe and her partner crossed the finish line in 7:00.81, about three seconds behind Poland, but good enough to advance them to the A final, scheduled for Saturday. Kalmoe will face Poland, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Australia and the Czech Republic in the finals.

Rising senior Max Lang raced for Canada in the second heat of the straight pair A/B semifinal, narrowly missing the A final. Lang and his partner held on to third place through the first 500 meters, but slipped to fourth by the 1000 mark and were unable to recover. The duo recorded a time of 6:40.46, sending them to the B final, slated for Saturday. Canada will race against Germany, Cuba, Serbia, Czech Republic and Poland.

Four Huskies are expected to race Saturday. Kalmoe will compete in the women's double scull A final, Lang will race in the men's straight pair B final and Giuseppe Lanzone and Brett Newlin will compete in the men's straight four B final.

Sunday marks the final day of the weeklong World Championships and three Huskies will compete. Conlin McCabe will row for Canada in the A final of the men's coxed pair, Katelin Snyder will cox the U.S. women's eight in the A final and Rob Gibson will race in the Canadian men's eight in the A final of that event.

For the complete schedule and live results, check out the World Rowing Website here.

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