April 11, 2012

Shelton, Etem Lead Charge into Finals for OKC

In rainy conditions with varying wind, the crews for tomorrow’s finals were decided on Otay Lake in Chula Vista for National Selection Regatta 2 and Non-Qualified Small Boat Olympic Trials.
In the men’s double sculls, the Penn Athletic Club / Potomac Boat Club composite entry of Willie Cowles and Stephen Whelpley advanced with a winning time of 6:31.584, followed by the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center entry of Ryan Shelton and Martin Etem with a time of 6:33.470. OKC's Pat Close and Max Goff finished in fourth and will race in tomorrow's B final.
Close and Goff
The second heat of the men’s double saw the USRowing Training Center-Chula Vista entry of Warren Anderson and Sam Stitt advance with a winning time of 6:26.153, followed in second by Craftsbury Sculling Center’s brothers Peter Graves and Thomas Graves in 6:28.682.

Shelton and Etem will race in the A Final of the Men's Double tomorrow morning at 9:10 AM.

In the lightweight women’s double sculls, Lake Union Boat Club’s entry of Ursula Grobler and Hillary Saeger won its semifinal in a time of 7:18.852. Finishing second was Pocock Rowing Center’s Katherine Robinson and Lindsey Hochman in a time of 7:21.153, followed in third by the composite entry from Vesper Boat Club / Penn Athletic Club of Jennifer Goldsack and Jennette Daley in 7:25.205.

In the second semifinal of the event, California Rowing Club’s entry of Julie Nichols and Kristin Hedstrom won in a time of 7:23.532. In second was USRowing Training Center-Oklahoma City's entry of Chelsea Smith and Michelle Sechser in 7:33.693. The final boat to qualify was the Long Beach Rowing Association crew of Sherri Kline and Rachel Stortvedt.

Smith and Sechser
Sechser and Smith will race in the A Final of the Lightweight Women's Double at 9:40 AM PST.

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