|Agganis Panorama (Photo: © Tom Lynam)|
The winner of the women's open event, Olena Buryak of Ukraine, posted a truly elite score to take the day, crossing the line in 6:31.6, while 2012 Olympic gold medalist Meghan Musnicki showed some serious speed as well, taking second in 6:39.7. Rounding out the top three was Tessa Gobbo of Brown, posting a 6:46.2 (dropping more than a split off her time from last year and sprinting her way onto the podium after a fourth place finish in 2012).
The men's open event saw Cal sophomore Christian Kader hold off Pavel Shurmei of Belarus for the Hammer, crossing the line in 5:52.1 to Shurmei's 5:53.5. (Shurmei recently won the European Indoor Rowing Championships in Essen-Kettwig, Germany.) In third place was last year's winner, Juan Carlos Cabrera Pérez in at 5:54. 5, while the University of British Columbia's Alex Janzen was fourth in 5:55 flat. In the men's open lightweight event, Delaware grad Colin Ethridge took top honors in 6:12.1, ahead of Harvard's Austin Meyer (senior national team in 2011 in the lightweight men's eight, U23 team in 2012 in the LM2x along with Nick Trojan).
Thanks to Tom Lynam for the great image! For complete results from Boston, please visit the official website of Crash-Bs.