Campbell ’18 Competes at World Rowing Junior Championships
HAMBURG, Germany – Brown women's crew incoming freshman Mary Campbell competed alongside her sister, Claire, at the 2014 World Rowing Junior Championships in Germany last week. The Campbell sisters raced for the United States in the junior women's double sculls, placing sixth in the 'B' finals on Sunday.
From the stroke position, Mary led the Campbell sisters to a second-place finish in the opening heat. Despite dropping to fifth place in the opening 500 meters, the siblings rebounded and crossed the line in a time of 7:32.720. The Campbells then bolstered their position with a first-place showing in the repechage, edging out Lithuania by two-tenths of a second (7:32.010) to head to the semifinals.
In a stacked semifinal bracket featuring eventual silver-medalist Germany, the Campbells finished sixth for a spot in the 'B' finals, where they again placed sixth to conclude their Junior Championships run.
Mary Campbell enhanced Brown crew's representation on the world stage, bringing the total to five current or future Bears to compete in this year's World Rowing Championships. Junior Coco Schoeller (West Palm Beach, Fla.), sophomore Emma Betuel (East Hampton, N.Y.) and freshmen Alia Shafi (Lafayette, Calif.) and Monika Sobieszek (Stoneham, Mass.) battled for international bragging rights at the 2014 World Rowing U23 Championships in Italy in July. Schoeller, who won gold with the United States eight in 2013, helped her country take third in the women's quadruple scull 'B' finals this year.