Lightweight Crew’s Farrar, Kennedy to Compete at Under 23 World Championships

Lightweight Crew’s Farrar, Kennedy to Compete at Under 23 World Championships

USRowing Release

PRINCETON, N.J. – For the second straight year, Radcliffe lightweight crew rising sophomores, Olivia Farrar and Brigid Kennedy, have been selected to compete for the United States National Team at the Under 23 World Championships July 25-29 in Poznan, Poland. Farrar was selected from a competitive group at the 2018 Lightweight Women's Under 23 Selection Camp while Kennedy qualified at the Senior, Para, U23, and U19 World Championship Trials. Farrar will compete in the lightweight women's quadruple sculls and Kennedy will race in the lightweight women's single sculls.

"Brigid and Olivia have worked very hard to earn the opportunity to compete on the international stage," said head coach Sarah Baker. "I am very proud of what they have accomplished and look forward to watching them race later this month." 

Farrar (Pittsfield, N.Y.) competed at every regatta during her freshman campaign, holding down the seven seat in fifth place finishes at Eastern Sprints and IRAs, as well as a victory over MIT. 

Brigid Kennedy (East Greenwich, R.I.) pulled away from the other three scullers in the under 23 lightweight women's single sculls and finished in an 8:01.24, about 10 seconds ahead of second place Grace D'Souza (Whitefish Bay, W.I.), who finished in an 8:11.34. This season, Kennedy routinely sat in the four seat, helping the Crimson to fifth place finishes at Eastern Sprints and IRAs. 

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