VARESE, Italy – Stanford lightweight rowing team members Christine Cavallo and Brittany Presten advanced from the repechage to the A Final on Thursday at the Under-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy.
Cavallo (Windermere, Fla.) and Presten (Orinda, Calif.) moved on by placing second in the reps of the women’s lightweight quadruple skulls. The USA boat finished just over four seconds behind Great Britain and nearly eight seconds ahead of Austria for the final spot in the A Final. The Americans posted a time of 7:21.97.
Go USA! LW4x finishes 2nd in Rep- advances to A FINAL! Well rowed! #USAU23worlds— USRowing (@usrowing) July 24, 2014
The Stanford duo make up the bookends of the U.S. boat as Presten sits stroke seat and Cavallo sits in the bow seat. They will have an opportunity to medal with a top three finish in the A Final.
The U.S. and Great Britain will join Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland in the A Final, which will take place Saturday evening at 7:15 p.m. in Italy.
ResultsLightweight Women's Quad Skulls
1. Great Britain - 7:17.67
2. USA - 7:21.97
3. Austria - 7:29.62
4. France - 7:36.55
5. Norway - 7:45.44