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Harvard and Radcliffe Rowers Invited to National Camps

Jordan is one of five sophomores in the Crimson heavyweight varsity eight.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Seven members of the Harvard and Radcliffe crews have been invited to U.S. Under 23 national selection and development camps this summer, and Harvard lightweight freshman coach Linda Muri is serving as a coach with the U.S. Women’s U23 National Team.

The student-athletes are seeking spots on the U.S. squads that will compete at the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 22-25 in Brest, Belarus.

Muri is coaching and rising senior Olivia Coffey of the Radcliffe heavyweight crew is currently competing at the women’s U23 camp. The camp began June 1 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., with athletes remaining after initial cuts moving to Mercer Lake in New Jersey.

Also training with USRowing from the Radcliffe rowing teams are heavyweight sophomore Michelle Pearson and lightweight sophomore Elizabeth Hamilton. Both are taking part in the U.S. U23 Development Camp in Cambridge.

Coffey has rowed in the Black and White varsity eight in each of her three seasons, earning All-New England selection in 2009. Pearson and Hamilton made the varsity eights for their respective Radcliffe teams as freshmen in 2010.

On the men’s side, Harvard lightweights Will Newell and Austin Meyer have been invited to the U.S. Under 23 selection camp for the men's lightweight four without coxswain, while lightweight Eric Schultze has been invited to the sculling camp and heavyweight Nick Jordan is headed to the U23 Men's National Team camp.

The lightweight four camp is being held at the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center and will select the group that will compete in Belarus. The lightweight scullers will be determined at the U.S. U23 World Championship Trials June 22-25 on Mercer Lake. Meyer and Newell contributed to the Harvard lightweight varsity eight’s 10-0 dual record and Eastern and national medals. Schultze helped the Crimson freshmen take silver at Eastern Sprints.

Jordan will join the men’s heavyweight camp after competing for Harvard at the Henley Royal Regatta July 1-4 in Henley-on-Thames, England. He has already helped Harvard claim Eastern Sprints and Harvard-Yale championships this season.