August 13, 2010

OKC HPC Athletes Impress at Canadian Henley

Members of the USRowing Lightweight National Team Camp in OKC represented the USA at the Royal Canadian Henley. The women competed in a Lightweight Women’s Double exhibition race against Olympic Medalists from the Canadian National Team. Canadian Olympian Tracy Cameron and her partner Lindsay Jennerich won the race, with Michelle Sechser and Hannah Godfrey taking second for the USA and Michelle Trannel and Hilary Saegar of the USA came in third.

The top two Canadian lightweight doubles joined forces to row in a lightweight 4x and raced the two USRowing Lightweight National Team Camp boats.

The USA 4x of Katherine Robinson, Jeanette Daily, Michelle Sechser and Jillian Austin came within .85 seconds of the Canadian Olympians.

Additionally, athletes from the OKC Lightweight Camp raced in the Men’s Championship 8+ race. The men came in third, behind two heavy weight eights - the Canadian National Team and the Penn AC crew. The USA Lightweight boat edged out the Canadian Lightweight 8+ by three seconds. Athletes in the USA boat were:

Stephen Young, Cox
Matt Muffleman, 8
Julian Bowling, 7
Robert Duff, 6
Justin Farrington, 5
Dorian Weber, 4
Michael Nucci, 3
Michael Kerrigan, 2
Skip Dise, 1

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