Sept 3,2014(ISN) – VICTORIA – Former University of Victoria Vikes rower, Lindsay Jennerich was one of five Vikes competing at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The former Vike and her Canadian teammate, Patricia Obee, captured the first medal for Canada with their silver medal finish in the women’s lightweight double sculls.
Jennerich, who was a two-time UVic Athlete of the Year when she rowed for the Vikes was joined in the boat with Victoria native Obee in the women’s lightweight double. They headed into the final with a semifinal win but fell short of a first-place finish as they crossed the line behind New Zealand. The duo repeated the result from their performance three years ago at the world championship in Bled, Slovenia
Racing in her first international competition of this caliber, former Vike Teresa Berkholtz qualified her way to the finals in the lightweight women’s single but was unable to reach the podium as she finished the 2000-m distance with in a time of 7:40.58 to put her in fifth-place.
The Canadian women’s quadruple sculls crew also included former Vike Antje Von Seydlitz-Kurzbach and despite a silver medal finish at the world championships last year, the Canadian crew was unable to reach the podium. Von Seydlitz-Kurbach and her crewmates finished the race in sixth place.
For the men, Alex Walker, who heads into his third-year with the Vikes finished in the 15th place overall in the men’s lightweight double while former Vike Kai Langerfeld and his teammates, Will Crothers, Rob Gibson and Conlin McGabe just fell short of snatching a medal for Canada with their fifth-place finish in the men’s four.
Canada finished the world rowing championships with two silver medals to put them in 18th place overall.
2nd: Women’s lightweight double (Lindsay Jennerich & Patrica Obee)
5th: Women’s lightweight single (Teresa Berkholtz)
5th: Men’s Four (Kai Langerfeld, Will Crothers, Rob Gibson, Conlin McGabe)
6th: Women’s Quadruple sculls (Antje Von Seydlitz-Kurbach, Emily Cameron, Kate Goodfellow, Carling Zeeman)
15th: Men’s lightweight double (Alex Walker, Nicholas Pratt)