Four Harvard Athletes Complete Competition at U23 World Championships

Four Harvard Athletes Complete Competition at U23 World Championships

(photo credit Aaron Shepley)

POZNAN, Poland –
The United States contingent that took home eight medals at the U23 World Championships included four Harvard athletes this past Wednesday to Sunday (July 25-29) in Poznan, Poland. 

After finishing third in heats, clocking a 6:48.77, Olivia Farrar in the women's lightweight quadruple sculls advanced to the repechage on Thursday where the boat took third, advancing to Saturday's finals. The crew took sixth overall, clocking 7:12.07. 

Early in the week, Brigid Kennedy finished third in her single sculls heat with a time of 8:28.65 to secure a spot in the repechage the next day. After finishing fifth in the semifinal, Kennedy raced to fourth place in the B Final, finishing 10th overall, with a time of 7:51.72 on Sunday. 

Teresa Rokos helped lead her women's four boat to a fourth-place finish in its heat early in the week, clocking 7:09.47 to earn a spot in the repechage. The next day, the crew raced to fourth to advance to Sunday's B Final. Clocking 6:47.73, the US crew took fourth in the race, 10th overall. 

In the lightweight men's double sculls, Thomas Satterthwaite and partner Artym Hayda finished fourth in their repechage and C/D Semifinal to land a spot in the D Final for places 19-24. Crossing the line in 7:06.33, Satterthwaite and Hayda won the D Final, passing Tunisia in the last 150 meters to finish 19th overall.

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