Kayla McNeill (far left) and her teammates qualified for the U23 World Rowing Championships.
July 10, 2013
WASHINGTON - Former Georgetown University women's rower Kayla McNeill (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) was recently selected to be a member of the United States Under-23 National Team.
McNeill graduated in May with a bachelor of arts in psychology. She was the captain of the Hoyas lightweight women's squad and sat five-seat in the varsity lightweight eight that won a bronze medal at the Eastern Sprints Championship this past spring, the first medal for Georgetown lightweights since 2009. The team finished in sixth place at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships.
Last week, McNeill was a part of the winning lightweight women's 4X at the United States Rowing U23 World Championship Trials in Princeton Junction, N.J. The Under 23 World Rowing Championships will be held in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria from July 24-28.
McNeill was rowing for the Vesper Boat Club, based in Philadelphia, and sat in the stroke seat for her boat. She helped the team cross the finish line with a winning time of 6:45.01, nearly eight seconds ahead of the next boat. The Vesper crew was up off the start and throughout the race they opened their margin.
"After our start, we all made a collective decision to just go in the settle strokes," McNeill said. "We just refused to lose."
This will be the second time that McNeill has made the US U23 roster. She stroked for the lightweight 2X last year.
"I'm very excited for the worlds," McNeill said via e-mail. "It's great to have all of the lightweights from Vesper qualified so we have our group, but it's a great experience and I'm really glad to have all of the support of the current and former Georgetown rowers who have reached out."
More information on the regatta can be found here: http://www.worldrowing.com/events/2013-world-rowing-under-23-championships. If you are interested in supporting Kayla and team USA, you can donate here: http://natrowing.donorpages.com/Under23NationalTeam2013/U23LwtWomensQuad2013/.
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