Two Women’s K4 crews take to finals in Junior and U23

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July 19,2014(ISN) – SZEGED, HUNGARY – Finals are underway at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary. Both Canada’s Junior and Under 23 Women’s K4 crews raced in the A-finals today.

Canada’s U23 Women’s K4 500 placed eighth in the final. The crew of Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS), Andreanne Langlois (Lac Beauport, QC) and Sarah Vegas-Dubois (Pointe-Claire, QC) put down a time of 1:36.24 in a very competitive final.

The Junior Women’s K4 500 crew of August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON), Kady Leard (Waverley, NS), Arianne Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) and Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS) finished ninth in the final with a time of 1:41.13.

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished second in the B-final of the U23 Men’s C1 1000 to rank eleventh overall.

Two Canadian crews had third place finishes in B-finals and ranked twelfth overall. Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) and Adam Tenwolde (Dartmouth, NS) ranked twelfth overall in the U23 Men’s K2 1000. In U23 Men’s C2 1000, Thomas Hall (Dartmouth, NS) and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) wound up with a twelfth place standing.

Zane Clarke (Selkirk, MB) ranked fourteenth in Junior Men’s K1 1000 while Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) finished up in sixteenth position in U23 Men’s K1 1000. Also finishing in sixteenth position was the Junior Men’s C2 1000 crew of Jack Leahy and Ian McCormick, both of Dartmouth, NS.

In the Junior Men’s K2 1000, Alex Brent (Maple Ridge, BC) and Eric Fast (Burnaby, BC) finished in the eighteenth overall position after today’s B-final.

Races continue this afternoon in Hungary as eight Canadian boats will line up for 200 metre semi-finals to contend for spots in tomorrow’s finals. Tomorrow is the last day of racing in Szeged and already five Canadian boats have qualified for tomorrow’s A-finals.

Summary of Results

Athlete(s)

Event

Rank

Ailish Mcnulty (Dartmouth, NS),

Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS),

Andreanne Langlois (Lac Beauport, QC) &

Sarah Vegas-Dubois (Pointe-Claire, QC)

U23 Women’s K4 500

8th in final (1:36.24)

August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON),

Kady Leard (Waverley, NS),

Arianne Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) &

Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS)

Junior Women’s K4 500

9th in final (1:41.13)

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

U23 Men’s C1 1000

11th overall (3:56.85)

Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) &

Adam Tenwolde (Dartmouth, NS)

U23 Men’s K2 1000

12th overall (3:16.79)

Thomas Hall (Dartmouth, NS) &

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Men’s C2 1000

12th overall (3:39.25)

Zane Clarke (Selkirk, MB)

Junior Men’s K1 1000

14th overall (3:39.75)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

U23 Men’s K1 1000

16th overall (3:34.90)

Jack Leahy (Dartmouth, NS) &

Ian McCormick (Dartmouth, NS)

Junior Men’s C2 1000

16th overall (3:57.58)

Alex Brent (Maple Ridge, BC) &

Eric Fast (Burnaby, BC)

Junior Men’s K2 1000

18th overall (3:28.61)