Women’s Quad, Single progress to World Juniors A finals

Women’s Quad, Single progress to World Juniors A finals

August 10, 2019 – Tokyo, Japan

Just one day of competition remains at the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo, with Canada racing in two A final events.

The Women’s Quad is progressing to their A final after a third place A/B semi-final finish. While the crew of NextGen National Team returnees Maya Meschkuleit (Mississauga, ON), Claire Ellison (Halifax, NS), and Lucy Black (Fredericton, NB), along with newcomer Aida Lissel-DeCorby (Saskatoon, SK), was in fourth place halfway through the race, they were able to push in front of the Dutch to claim the last A final spot.

Abigail Dent (Kenora, ON) will be representing Canada in the Women’s Single A final after coming in third in her A/B semi-final behind the Netherlands and Germany with a time of 7:55.220.

“I’m very happy with my race and the outcome. Going forward, I’m excited to get back on the start line tomorrow and go at it one last time,” said Dent. “I’m so grateful for the support staff and coaching that I’ve had for the past six weeks to help me get to where I am today, as well as the support coming from family and friends back home. Coming into my first ever international regatta, I was definitely very nervous and had no idea what to expect. In saying that, I have been staying open to surprises, and that has paid off.”

Canada’s Men’s Quad will race in tomorrow’s B final after finishing their A/B semi-final in fifth place.

The Men’s Coxed Four concluded their 2019 World Junior Championships experience with a strong performance in the B final, crossing the finish line first with a time of 6:25.1110.

Lily Jedlic (Regina, SK) and Hailey Mercuri (Beamsville, ON) also brought their World Championship performance to a close on Saturday with a fourth place Women’s Double C final finish.

Racing concludes tomorrow, Sunday August 11 (Saturday August 10 PT/ET), with Canada racing in the Women’s Quad and Women’s Single A finals and the Men’s Quad B final.

Team Canada Results and Progressions

Women’s Single – Abigail Dent
3rd in Heat > 1st in Repechage > 3rd in A/B Semi > A Final

Women’s Double – Lily Jedlic & Hailey Mercuri
5th in Heat > 4th in Repechage > 1st in C/D Semi > 4th in C Final

Women’s Quad (roster below)
2nd in Heat > 3rd in A/B Semi > A Final

Men’s Quad (roster below)
4th in Heat > 1st in Repechage > 5th in A/B Semi > B Final

Men’s Coxed Four (roster below)
3rd in Heat > 3rd in Repechage > 1st in B Final

When and Where
August 7-11, 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Racing starts each day at 9:00am local time (8:00pmET/5:00pmPT previous day)

How to Follow Racing
Live tracking every day at www.worldrowing.com
All races will be livestreamed on www.worldrowing.com
Schedule and results available at www.worldrowing.com

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Junior World Championships Team

Women’s Single


Abigail Dent

Kenora Rowing Club

Women’s Double


Lily Jedlic

Regina Rowing Club

Hailey Mercuri

St. Catharines Rowing Club

Women’s Quad


Lucy Black

Ridley College

Claire Ellison

Halifax Rowing Club

Aida Lissel-DeCorby

Saskatoon Rowing Club

Maya Meschkuleit

Don Rowing Club

Men’s Quad


Stephen Harris

Guelph Rowing Club

Adam Krol

Don Rowing Club

Newton Seawright

Don Rowing Club

William Simpson

Argonaut Rowing Club

Men’s Coxed Four


Julian Black

St. George’s Rowing Club

Dane Halkiw

Upper Canada College Rowing Club

Basil Jancso-Szabo

Argonaut Rowing Club

Samuel Weinstein Zimbel

Argonaut Rowing Club

Eden Cooper-Squires (coxswain)

Argonaut Rowing Club

Junior Worlds Coaches
Scott Swinkels (University of Victoria Rowing Club)
Pat Cody (Row Nova Scotia)

Click here for NextGen National Team bios.

Canadian umpire(s) in attendance:
Charles Hauss


For more information:
Colleen Coderre
RCA Communications Lead

Liz Montroy
RCA Communications and Events Coordinator

Photo: FISA

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