U.S. Women's Eight and Quad Win at Henley
July 03, 2011
HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England – The United States women’s eight just keeps piling on the wins.
The reigning Olympic and five-time defending world champions racing as the entry from the Princeton Training Center added the 2011 Remenham Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta Sunday.
The crew of Mary Whipple (Orangevale, Calif.), Taylor Ritzel (Larkspur, Colo.), Meghan Musnicki (Naples N.Y.), Susan Francia (Abington, Pa.), Jamie Redman (Spokane, Wash.), Caroline Lind (Greensboro, N.C.), Kady Glessner (Seattle Wash.), Amanda Polk (Pittsburgh, Pa) and Esther Lofgren (Newport Beach, Calif.), replacing Erin Cafaro (Modesto, Calif.), defeated the British national team women’s eight, which was racing as the team from the Leander Club and Thames Rowing Club.
The women’s eight championship was the first of two wins for the USRowing Princeton Training Center. The women’s quadruple sculls crew of Caryn Davies (Ithaca, N.Y.), Kara Kohler (Clayton, Calif.), Eleanor Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) and Lofgren defeated the B entry from the Australian Institute of Sport and captured the Princess Grace Challenge Cup.
“The eight was great, all three days under previous records,” said head women’s coach Tom Terhaar. “The quad was a great surprise, tough and talented. They won when they weren’t supposed to against the course record holders. It was a lot of fun to see. Overall, it was a great performance by the U.S. women.”
Two other crews, the women’s single sculls and the Chula Vista Training Center four also rowed in the finals, but lost in the head-to-head Henley race format.
In the women’s single sculls Princess Grace Challenge Cup, Gevvie Stone (Newton, Mass.) was beaten by Mirka Knapkova of the Czech Republic, who finished fourth in the event at last year’s world championships.
And in the men’s four, the crew of Scott Gault (Piedmont, Calif.), Charlie Cole (New Canaan, Conn.), Brett Newlin (Riverton, Wyo.) and Giuseppe Lanzone (Annandale, Va.) lost its bid for the Stewards’ Challenge Cup to the British crew from Leander Club and Molesey Boat Club.
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