BLED, Slovenia—Harvard sophomore Andrew Campbell will race Friday for a medal at the World Rowing Championships on Lake Bled, following his runner-up performance in Thursday’s semifinals.
The 19-year-old, coached by Harvard lightweight head coach Charley Butt, won his heat Sunday to advance to Thursday. He finished second in his semifinal, finishing in 7:12.86, 2.5 seconds ahead of third place and 7.5 clear of the top non-qualifying spot. It is the third world-championship final for Campbell in the last 18 months. He previously won bronze medals at the 2010 World Rowing Junior Championships and the 2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.
Joining Campbell in Bled are six other Harvard/Radcliffe-affiliated rowers. Former Harvard heavyweight Malcolm Howard ’05 earned a bronze medal with the Canadian men’s eight Thursday. Esther Lofgren ’08-09 will help the U.S. women’s eight compete for a sixth straight world title Friday. Austin Meyer and Will Newell ’11 will represent the United States in the lightweight men’s eight Sunday.
Campbell’s final Friday is at 12:42 p.m. local time, 6:42 a.m. in Cambridge. The women’s eight final is at 1:24 p.m. in Bled, 7:24 in Cambridge.
In other events at the regatta, Henrik Rummel ’09 and the U.S. men’s eight placed second in the B final, eighth overall. Caryn Davies ’05 earned the same finish in the women’s pair.