Aug. 13, 2007
BEIJING, China - Caroline Nash, who will be a freshman at Yale this fall, was a part of the United States junior women's eight that won a bronze medal on the final day of racing at the 2007 FISA World Rowing Junior Championships.
The U.S. boat was in second place, less than one second behind Romania, through the first 1,000 meters. Romania, however, used a strong third quarter of the race to extend its lead, while Germany inched past the U.S. as the crews rowed through the 1,500-meter mark. Romania, who won its eight gold medal in the last nine years in the event, finished in 6:27.47. Germany placed second in 6:29.07, a little over a second ahead of the United States (6:30.17).
Nash, a Darien, Conn., native, brings a wealth of international experience to Yale. She finished eighth in the women's pair at the 2006 FISA World Junior Championships. At the 2005 CanAmMex Ragatta, she captured the gold medal in the women's eight and women's quadruple sculls.