Florida Tech’s Alex Coultrup Leads Team USA In U23 World Rowing Championship
By Florida Tech // July 24, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE FLORIDA – The United States women’s lightweight quadruple scull featuring Florida Tech rising senior Alex Coultrup finished third in Friday’s repechage at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
By posting the third-fastest time of 6:53.71, the crew moves on to Saturday’s ‘B’ Final, scheduled for 3:20 a.m. ET/10:20 a.m. local time.
In the race, Coultrup, Michigan State’s Olivia Jamrog, Wisconsin’s Gabriela Purman and Cal’s Bridget Konttinen will once again square off against Austria and Hungary, which it beat in Friday’s repechage.
Germany won the rep with a time of 6:41.660. Denmark crossed the finish line in second at 6:45.330. USA edged Hungary by three tenths of a second and Austria rounded out the competitors with the fifth-best time of 6:56.590.
Germany and Denmark will now race in the ‘A’ Final against France, Great Britain, Italy and Switzerland at 9:30 a.m. ET/4:30 p.m. local time.
Live results and audio will be available for the last two women’s lightweight quadruple scull races at WorldRowing.com
Coultrup and her crew’s trip to Bulgaria is entirely self-funded.