Christine Devlin ’15 Representing U.S. At World Rowing Junior Championships

Coxswain For Women's Eight

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Incoming freshman Christine Devlin will serve as the coxswain for the United States women's eight at the 2011 World Rowing Junior Championships this week in Eton, Great Britain. Devlin, a Harvard, Mass., native who graduated Philips Exeter Academy, is in her second year as the coxswain for the women's eight. She guided the U.S. to a silver medal last year.

In total, 578 athletes in 199 crews from 48 nations will compete for world championships in the junior men's single sculls, women's single sculls, men's double sculls, women's double sculls, men's quadruple sculls, women's quadruple sculls, men's pair, women's pair, men's four, women's four, men's four with coxswain, men's eight and women's eight.

Racing begins Wednesday at 5 p.m. local time with heats in the men's four with coxswain and women's quadruple sculls. The remaining heats, as well as repechages from Wednesday's events, take place on Thursday. The remaining repechages, quarterfinals and select semifinals take place Friday.

Saturday's racing features finals in the women's four, men's four with coxswain, women's pair, men's four, women's quadruple sculls and men's eight, while Sunday's racing features finals in the men's pair, women's double sculls, men's double sculls, men's quadruple sculls, women's single sculls, men's single sculls and women's eight.

Photo of Devlin courtesy of US Rowing

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity