Andrew Campbell earned a third-place finish at the Senior World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria (photo courtesy World Rowing).
PLOVDIV, Bulgaria – Andrew Campbell of the Harvard lightweight crew placed third in the lightweight single sculls 'A' final of the 2012 Senior World Rowing Championships held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria Aug. 15-19. Campbell, who was coached by Harvard lightweight crew assistant coach Linda Muri, represented the United States in the event, which featured 25 entrants from around the globe.
Campbell qualified for the 'A' final after second-place finishes in his quarterfinal and semifinal races. In the quarterfinal, where the top three of six advanced, Campbell improved on an initial qualifying time of 7:30.32 with a finishing mark of 7:14.96. Hungary's Peter Galambos (7:13.59) narrowly topped the New Caanan, Conn., native to win the quarterfinal.
Friday's semifinal saw Campbell post a 7:09.54, less than a second behind semifinal winner Henrik Stephansen (7:08.54) of Denmark. The Harvard sophomore, who posted the third-best time overall in the qualifying races, moved on to the 'A' final where he came in third place. Campbell completed the final track in 6:57.88, 1.47 off the winning pace. Stephansen won the race, while Galambos finished in second.