July 26, 2013
CAMDEN, N.J. (SMU) - Lauren Moore finished fifth in the 2X intermediate finals at the USRowing Club National Championships. A senior on the SMU rowing team, Moore earned the opportunity to compete in the competition after earning one of 10 invitations to the USRowing William Smith Development Camp.
"Rowing in the development camp was such an amazing experience. Not only did I get to train with some awesome athletes, but I also got to race against some very fast and competitive crews," Moore said of her experience. "Racing this summer has really prepared me, and gotten me excited, about the start of our racing season this fall with the Mustangs!"
Moore, who regularly competes in with the 1st Varsity 8+ crew during competitions for the Mustangs, finished the finals race at the national championships with a time of 7:37.20, just 14 seconds behind the first place crew. She and her partner knocked off 35 seconds from their time trial finish of 8:12.92, and then finished second in the semifinal heat with a 7:53.4.
"I am really pleased with Lauren's success this summer at the US National Team development camp, most notably US Club nationals," said SMU head coach Doug Wright. "It not only shows her passion of our sport, but it also helps to elevate the level of expectations of those around her. We promote the idea of going off to camp to help further the development our athletes on a national level. This is what we want out of all of our rowers and coxswains during the summer months."
The Mustangs begin their first season of competition in the American Athletic Conference this fall.