In the Senior Men's race, Borys Markin led from start to finish. Markin, a former K4 bronze medalist in the 200-meter Sprint World Championships, represented the Rockaway Olympic Center (NY). By virtue of winning his division and beating the mandatory time standard, Markin punched his ticket to the ICF Marathon World Championships, to be held in Denmark in September.
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Tim Hornsby finished 6th in the Men’s K1 200m A Final Sunday with a time of 37.967, which was 1.324 seconds behind the first place finisher – 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Mark De Jonge of Canada.
Congratulations to the athletes nominated to the 2013 U.S. Junior National Team, which will compete at the 2013 ICF Under-23/Junior World Championships in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia, July 17-21.
Michal Smolen (Gastonia, N.C.) and Ashley Nee (Bethesda, Md.) win Gold in Men’s and Women’s Kayak, respectively. Micki Reeves (Denver, Colo.) won Gold in Women’s Canoe.
Congratulations to Micki Reeves of Denver, Colorado for a third place finish overall in the Pyrenees Cup last week.
The Pan American Sport Organization (PASO) made two major announcements on Feb. 8 regarding canoe/kayak and the competition program for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
Register today to compete in the USA Canoe/Kayak Paracanoe Team Trials. Selection will occur at the LPI Regatta on July 6-7, 2013.
Maggie Hogan (San Diego, Calif.) and Kaitlyn McElroy (Oklahoma City, Okla.) won the Silver medal Saturday in the Women’s K2 1000m, following up on their Bronze medal won last weekend in the same event. They crossed the line 3:39.969, +2.494 seconds behind the first place finishers from Australia.
Everyone at USA Canoe/Kayak & the OKC Boathouse Foundation is keeping those affected by the May 20 tornado in our thoughts and prayers.
The 2013 Team Trials marks the beginning of a new Olympic quadrennial, in which there will be some big shoes to fill. In senior women’s kayak, Kaitlyn McElroy (Oklahoma City, Okla.) will get the first shot at replacing replace three-time Olympian Carrie Johnson (San Diego, Calif.), who retired after London to enter veterinary school. McElroy finished first in both the 200m and 500m finals before teaming up with her Oklahoma City Boathouse District training partner Maggie Hogan (San Diego, Calif.) to win the K2 500m distance.
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Maggie Hogan (San Diego, Calif.) and Kaitlyn McElroy (Oklahoma City, Okla.) won the Bronze medal in the women’s K2 1000m race. They finished in 3:54.966, 1.008 seconds behind the first place finisher. Two local Hungarian boats finished 1st and 2nd.
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To monitor an athlete’s progress and the success of a training program, USA Canoe Kayak has established a dryland testing program for junior sprint athletes.
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USA Canoe/Kayak recently announced Karla Westcott of the Wausau Canoe/Kayak Corp. and Jim Ross of the Washington Canoe Club as inaugural recipients of the Havens Leadership Award.
USA Canoe/Kayak competed in the 2013 Pan American Canoe Slalom Championships, March 2-3 in Union de Tula, Mexico.