WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – Former Stanford rower Lindsay Meyer came away with three medals in a tremendous showing at the USRowing National Championships in West Windsor, N.J. on Friday.
“I went in to this regatta hoping to get as much racing experience as possible,” said Meyer.
It was an impressive day for Meyer, who competed in three races in a span of two hours and 40 minutes. It is tough to compete in two races in one day much less three in one session. To top it all off, she medaled in all three with a gold in her third race.
“I have raced that much in that period of time since juniors,” said Meyer. “I felt like I was at my best today even though I was tired for the final two races.”
Meyer added that she once had three finals in one day at Stanford saying, “Just like with finals you have to do one and then jump right into the next one.”
Meyer and her three teammates closed out the day by blasting the field with a time of 7:01.713 to win the quad skulls. Her boat finished nearly 11 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. It was her third race of the morning with about an hour between each competition.
She started her day with a silver medal in the single skulls. Meyer was just under two seconds behind the leader at the finish line, clocking a time of 8:35.122. Just over an hour later, she picked up her second silver with a time of 7:42.103 in the 2x. Her time was 7:42.103, three seconds back of the leader.