POZNAN, Poland – Competition at the 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships concluded Sunday in Poland as head coach Megan Cooke Carcagno and rising senior Isabel Ruby-Hill each earned spots on the podium following the final of the women’s 8+. Cooke Carcagno and the U.S. captured bronze while Ruby-Hill and Canada collected gold.
After a first-place finish in heat 1 on Thursday, Ruby-Hill once again helped guide Canada to gold Sunday with a time of 6:04.610 as the U.S. clocked in at 6:08.040.
The U.S. jumped out to an early lead through the first 1,000m before Canada claimed the lead through the final 2,000m. The Netherlands came in second place to garner silver in 6:06.580.
Coach Cooke Carcagno and Ruby-Hill will return to Durham for the 2018-19 campaign. The No. 18 Blue Devils concluded last season with a third-place finish at the ACC Championship where they qualified all five boats to the Grand Final for the first time in program history and collected three medals.
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