WESTPORT, Conn. Two teams from the Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport earned medals Sunday at USRowings Youth National Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
The Womens Lightweight 2x team of Mary Beth Greer and Connor Cashel took second. Jo Gurman and Louisa Freeman finished third in the Womens Youth 2x.
Greer, of Wilton, and Cashel, from Fairfield, finished in 7:47.788, while Pelham Community won in 7:45.088. Westport's Freeman and Weston's Gurman finished in 7:41.57, just behind two teams from California. Saugatucks Christina Johnson and Natalie Clark finished fourth in the B final.
Saugatucks Mens Youth 8+ finished fourth in the heats of Saturdays semifinals, but had the fastest seeded time for Sundays B final. Saugatuck and Marin collided, however, warming up before the race. The Saugatuck crew suffered injuries that required medical substitution for two crew members, according to a story by USRowing. The injuries were not serious, but Saugatuck dropped out of the final.
Saugatuck also finished sixth in the Grand Final of the Mens Youth 4x. The Womens Lightweight Youth 8+ took fifth in the B final.
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