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Harvard Lights Compete at U23 World Championship Trials

Campbell is one of four men's scullers left at Henley (photo courtesy Henley Royal Regatta Photos).
Campbell is one of four men's scullers left at Henley (photo courtesy Henley Royal Regatta Photos).

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – Harvard lightweight oarsmen Andrew Campbell and Christopher Wales, mentored by assistant coach Linda Muri, won their respective trials Tuesday morning on Mercer Lake.

Campbell, a graduated senior who finished seventh in the event at the 2013 World Rowing Championships, won the U23 lightweight men's single sculls by a huge margin, crossing in 7:21.19 nearly 18 seconds before Sean Fanning (7:39.16).

The rising sophomore Wales, paired with Matthew Maddamma, won the final of the under 23 lightweight men's double sculls in 6:49.34, holding back Undine Barge Club's Oliver Ingram and Fenner's 6:56.41.

"It was a little bumpy off the start," said Wales to USRowing. "We had a cross-wind, but everyone had that. We just kind of rowed our own race and took control. It was a good piece for us."

On Wednesday, Campbell returns to compete for a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team. Rising sophomore Matt Podlesak will compete in the U23 trials in the LM2-. Matt O'Leary '13 will be a part of the OKC Training Center LM8+ racing in the senior trials. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS