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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Rowing finals set for Pan Am Games Trials


After two full days of rowing, the finals are set for the 2011 Pan American Games Trials.

In the first semifinal on Wednesday, Potomac Boat Club's William Cowles won the men's single sculls with a time of 7:05.40. Beijing Olympian Ken Jurkowski easily won the second semifinal with a time of 7:03.28. Jim Dietz II and Jonathon Greer also advanced to the finals.

Emily Huelskamp won the first repechage of the women's single in 8:01.20. Second-place finisher Meghan O'Leary advanced with a time of 8:06.44.

In one of the closest races of the day, Michael Sivigny and Deaglan McEachern won the repechage of the men's double with a time of 6:34.36, beating out Martin Etern and Ryan Shelton's time of 6:35.36.

The finals are scheduled for Thursday on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.

The trials determine the 11 teams that will represent the United States at the Pan American Games Oct. 15-19 in Guzman City, Mexico.