March 2, 2006
BOSTON, Mass. (2/28/06) - Senior Maureen Lynch (Hanover, N.H.) claimed the third place Collegiate Title at the C.R.A.S.H. - Bs Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championship. The third place collegiate finish placed Lynch 10th in the open division out of over 300 competitors. Lynch was only out paced by two collegiate competitors, the rest were international/elite competitors.
This was the 25th year for the C.R.A.S.H. - B Sprints, which were held on Saturday, February 25, at Boston University's Agganis Arena. Athletes numbered in the thousands ranging in age from 15 to 85, and were represented around the world - Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Mexico and the United Kingdom. All competitors race 2,000 meters on the Concept 2 Ergometer. The distance of 2,000 meters is the world-racing standard.
Lynch was joined by teammates Jane Hornickle (Medina, Ohio), Caitlyn Perlman (Lincroft, N.J.), and Ande Reisman (Weston, Mass.) all racing in the open division. Reisman finished 80th in a time of 7:26.40, followed by Perlman, who placed 123rd in a time of 7:33.9 and Hornickel, who place 137th in a time of 7:35.8.
All four rowers are looking forward to getting on the water as they get ready to travel with their team to train in Savannah, Ga. on March 11.