Harvard's Meyer, Newell Win USRowing National Titles

USRowing Release | Results

WEST WINDSOR, N.J.—Rising senior Austin Meyer and former Harvard lightweight crew teammate Will Newell ’11 won national titles at the 2012 USRowing National Championships Friday on Mercer Lake.

Meyer and partner Nick Trojan, who earlier this week qualified for the World Rowing Under 23 Championships, won the men’s heavyweight double. Newell was part of the winning crew in the men’s four and placed second in the men’s pair.

Rowing as a composite entry from Long Beach Rowing Association and Cambridge Boat Club, Meyer and Trojan won over the composite entry from the Potomac Boat Club and the USRowing Training Center-Oklahoma City team of Greg Ansolabehere and Taylor Frank and Philadelphia Sculling Club’s Andrew Ramsey and Ryan Allen in a time of 6:25.247.

Newell and Anthony Fahden placed second in the pair before joining their Olympic boatmates, Robin Prendes and Nick LaCava, to win the four in 5:58.601. Finishing second was USRowing Training Center-OKC, followed by the Craftsbury entry.

On Wednesday, Meyer and partner Trojan won the men’s lightweight double at the U.S. U23 trials, earning a spot on the team that will race July 11-15 in Trakai, Lithuania. They were among 15 crews to earn spots on the U.S. team. The U.S. eights, fours and quads will be named next week.