August 24, 1995 |
Teresa Zarzeczny of Washington Crossing, N.J., and her partner, Lindsay Burns, who make up the U.S. lightweight women's double at the world rowing championships, moved easily into the semifinals yesterday in Tampere, Finland. They won their repechage against Spain by more than four seconds. And Penn Athletic Club's Dale Hurley and Ross Flemer, who are the U.S. lightweight men's pair, sneaked into the semifinals by finishing third and earning the last semifinal spot from their repechage.
September 1, 2005 |
The American women's eight won its repechage yesterday to qualify for the final at the FISA World Rowing Championships in Gifu, Japan. Susan Francia of Abington was in the winning boat, which bested Britain by 2.05 seconds to earn a spot in Sunday's final. Penn Athletic Club's Bjorn Larsen teamed with Californian Mike Altman to qualify for the semifinals in the lightweight men's double sculls. They finished second to France. The Penn AC men's pair of Patrick O'Dunne and Matt Schnobrich just missed a spot in the semifinals after finishing third in the repechage.
August 9, 1996 |
Two crews with heavy Philadelphia flavors won repechage races in the World Rowing Championships yesterday and will join four other area boats in semifinals and finals this weekend. The women's four, rowed by members of Penn AC, won their repechage to advance to Sunday's final. The crew is Rosana Zegarra, Amy Turner, Emily Dirksen and Sara Field. The junior men's eight, with three rowers from the area, placed second in yesterday's repechage and qualified for tomorrow's final.
July 21, 2001 |
Gerald Sweeney of Penn Athletic Club yesterday advanced to today's final of the men's single sculls at the trials that will determine the U.S. crews for the World Rowing Championships next month in Lucerne, Switzerland. Sweeney finished second in a semifinal heat to Steve Tucker. Rich Montgomery and Judah Rome of Undine Barge Club gained the second final of the lightweight men's double, finishing second to Conal Groom and Erik Miller of Princeton Training Center in the first final.
August 23, 1995 |
The U.S men's eight, which is filled with rowers trained or raised in Philadelphia, won its first-round heat impressively at the World Rowing Championships in Tampere, Finland, yesterday. The U.S. eight - defending world champion - outrowed the 1994 bronze medal boat from Germany, winning the heat in a time of 5 minutes, 49.54 seconds. Germany finished in 5:50.26, and Great Britain was third. The U.S. boat, stroked by Michael Peterson, a 1989 Penn grad from Gulph Mills, advanced directly into tomorrow's semifinals.
May 29, 1998 |
The University of Pennsylvania has one good race behind it, but that's only the beginning. On the opening day of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship yesterday on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, the Quakers' varsity eight won a preliminary heat to advance to today's semifinals. If Penn, one of four seeded crews in the field of 20, can finish in the top three in its six-boat semifinal, it will advance to tomorrow's Grand Final championship race. And the Grand Final, said Penn coach Stan Bergman, "is the bottom line.
July 25, 1996 |
The sigh of relief was strong enough to rustle tree leaves in Philadelphia. The highly touted U.S. women's heavyweight eight, favored to win an Olympic gold medal before it got left in the wake by Belarus in heat racing on Monday, advanced to the final yesterday by winning its repechage. Its members, who include Philadelphia lawyer Monica Tranel Michini, have lived and trained together for three years with one goal: to become the first U.S. eight to win a gold in a boycott-free Olympics.
May 30, 1998 |
Cool customers that they are, the Penn men's varsity eight rowers qualified yesterday for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association grand final in much the same fashion as they won the Eastern Sprints. By finishing third in 5 minutes, 38.4 seconds over the 2,000-meter course on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, the Quakers earned the final spot out of their semifinal heat for today's 4:30 p.m. race. Their time was 4.5 seconds better than Wisconsin's - one of the few times in the two days of the regatta that the Badgers were shut out of a grand final.
July 29, 2012 |
WINDSOR, England - In jeopardy of missing an Olympic event that American men had long dominated, U.S. rowing officials didn't stand idly by after the men's eight failed to qualify last summer for the 2012 London Games. They coaxed back Upper Darby's Mike Teti, a Hall of Fame coach who had led the prestigious boat to gold at the 2004 Athens Games and bronze in 2008. And after holding an open casting call in November, Teti culled more than 30 hopefuls to a squad of nine. That retooled roster, which includes David Banks of Potomac, Md. and Giuseppe Lanzone of Annandale, Va., earned its Olympic spot at the last possible minute, winning the final qualification race in Switzerland in May. On Saturday, the opening day of the 2012 Games' rowing competition, the Americans made a powerful statement about their plans to reassert a claim on the men's eight, winning their heat to advance to Wednesday's final.
July 27, 2012 |
Japan upset Spain, 1-0, on the first day of the men's soccer tournament on Thursday, while Brazil held on for a 3-2 victory over Egypt and host Britain had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Senegal. Uruguay and Belarus also won as the tournament got under way with eight matches the day before Friday's opening ceremonies. Japan pulled off the surprising win after outplaying gold-medal favorite Spain, which went a man down in the first half and couldn't fight back. Brazil got three first-half goals but nearly squandered the lead in the second, escaping with the victory to begin its quest for its first gold.