VARESE, Italy – Two Stanford women’s rowers were in action on Saturday at the Under-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy.
Incoming freshman Devin Norder advanced to the A Final with a third place finish in the semifinals. Norder and her USA teammate claimed the last spot from the second semifinal race for the women’s lightweight double sculls.
The two Americans were on the outside looking in after the opening 500 meters, but were able to overtake Hungary and hang on to the third spot for the remainder of the race. Team USA finished with a time of 7:23.78. They were over eight seconds ahead of fourth place Japan after pulling away from the bottom half of the pack.
Also advancing from the heat were New Zealand and Australia. The three countries advancing from the first semifinal were Romania, Switzerland and Greece. The A Final will take place tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in Italy.
Recent graduate Daphne Martschenko competed with the U.S. in the women’s quadruple sculls B final. The Americans took third behind Italy and Australia with a time of 6:48.76.
Two other Stanford women’s rowers will be in action tomorrow along with Norder. Filippa Karrfelt will race for Sweden in the women’s double sculls, while Lilly Tinapple will compete forAustralia in the women’s eight.
Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls Semifinal 2
1. New Zealand – 7:18.84
2. Australia – 7:23.55
3. USA – 7:23.78
4. Japan – 7:32.12
5. Spain – 7:39.84
6. Hungary – 7:40.06
Women’s Quadruple Sculls B Final
1. Italy – 6:44.03
2. Australia – 6:46.51
3. USA – 6:48.76