Rowing: 3 Cal women capture international gold

Three Cal women helped the U.S. eight boat to a gold medal at the Women’s World Rowing Under 23 Championships at Varese, Italy.

Agatha Nowinski (stroke), Kendall Chase (seven-seat) and Lindsay Meltz (coxswain) and the U.S. boat beat Great Britain by nearly four seconds in the final.

Chase won her second gold medal of the competition after contributing to a U.S. win in the women’s four on Saturday.

Australia, with Cal’s Jacinta Edmunds in the seven-seat, finished fourth in the women’s eight competition. In the women’s double sculls, Cal’s Inger Kavlie, in the bow-seat, helped Norway capture silver.

On the men’s side, Golden Bears Louis Snelson (five-seat) and Aaron Wright (six-seat) helped Australia to a silver medal in the eight competition, and Cal’s Spencer Hall (five-seat) contributed to a bronze-medal finish by the U.S.

Jeff Faraudo