Aug. 8, 2011
ST. CATHARINES, Ontario - Washington State University women's rowing rising-senior Liz England and incoming freshman Kayla Wakulich each captured gold and silver medals as they each competed at the 129th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.
England, a native of Richlands, Va., rowed as a member of Vesper Boat Club, capturing a gold medal in the under 23 women's eight and a silver in the championship women's eight. In the under 23 race Friday, England's squad captured the Geoffrey Taylor Trophy with a time of 6:49.85, 8.25 seconds ahead of Community in second. In Sunday's championship women's eight , Vesper BC clocked a time of 6:35.39, 13 seconds behind first-place Rowing Canada.
A native of Ridgeville, Ontario, Wakulich rowed as part of the South Niagara Rowing Club. She captured the gold medal in the under 19 women's single, finishing with a time of 8:38.47. She was 17 seconds ahead of second-place Kelly Jackson who came in with a time of 8:56.00, capturing the Alex Wilson Trophy. In the under 19 quad, Wakulich's South Niagara RC crew finished second for the silver medal with a time of 7:31.37, nine seconds behind first-place Victoria City.
WSU rising-sophomores Hannah deVos (Seattle) and Mollie McCabe (Brockville, Ontario) rowed for the Brockville Rowing Club, placing fifth in the under 23 women's four. Former WSU rower Erica Lewis (London, Ontario), who finished her WSU career in 2010, competed with Western Rowing Club.