June 3, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. -
Sophomore Elle Logan and Freshman Lindsay Meyer helped the United States to two of its six medals on Sunday, June 1, at the second event of the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. Both Logan and Meyer captured silver medals in the women's pair and women's quadruple sculls, respectively.
Logan, and her partner Caroline Lind, the No. 1 U.S. crew in that event, sat in fourth position at the midway point of the race before using a strong final 1,000 meters to finish secon with a time of 7:09.25, while the No. 2 U.S. duo of Anna Cummins and Portia McGee finished just behind Logan and Lind, taking the bronze with a time of 7:10.21. China's Yulan Gao and You Wu led the race from start to finish, clocking a 7:05.94.
Meyer, along with her teammates Margot Shumway, Jennifer Kaido, and Lia Pernell on the women's quadruple sculls crew, were sitting in fifth position through the 1,000-meter mark, until they overtook the Ukraine, Germany, and then Great Britain to finish second behind China. The Chinese finished with a time of 6:21.14, with the U.S. boat crossing the line in a 6:24.10. Great Britain finished 0.28 seconds behind the Americans to win the bronze medal.
In total, more than 580 athletes in 234 boats from 38 countries competed in Lucerne. Complete results are available on www.worldrowing.com. The Rowing World Cup series was launched in 1997 and includes all 14 Olympic boat classes. The overall Rowing World Cup champions are determined after a series of three regattas. The first regatta was held May 8-11 in Munich, Germany, while the third regatta will be held June 20-22 in Poznan, Poland.
The U.S. Olympic Rowing team will be finalized upon the completion of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, scheduled for June 9-13 in West Windsor, N.J.