Two U.S. Crews Raced in the A Finals at Pan American Games

James Garay and Logan Smith, of the USA, finishing in sixth place in the A final. Photo: USRowing.org

9 August 2019

In a press release from earlier today, USRowing announced that the USA raced in two A finals and one B final on Friday at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.

Two crews, the women’s single sculls and the men’s pair, competed in the A final, while the lightweight men’s double sculls competed in the B final.

Jenifer Forbes (Baltimore, MD) finished fifth in her final of the women’s single sculls. Forbes crossed the line in a 7:52.75, with Canada edging out the competition at the finish line, winning gold in a time of 7:44.51. Trinidad and Tobago surged from fourth at the 1,500-meter mark to second at the finish to win silver in 7:46.53. Winning bronze was Chile, who finished in a 7:49.89, coming back from fifth place with 500 meters to go.

The men’s pair of James Garay (East Leroy, MI.) and Logan Smith (Lancaster, PA.) raced in their final Friday morning, finishing in sixth place with a time of 6:59.37. Chile won the gold in 6:33.70, followed by Brazil and Argentina, who finished in 6:34.28 and 6:38.27, respectively.

The U.S. lightweight men’s double sculls, rowed by Cooper Hurley (Andover, MA) and Jimmy McCullough (Philadelphia, PA), finished in third place in the B final in a time of 6:44.38. They came in behind first-place Uruguay (6:43.13) and second-place Paraguay (6:43.50) to finish ninth overall.

Rowing at the 2019 Pan American Games will wrap up on Saturday, with racing beginning at 9 a.m. local time. The U.S. will have crews racing in the A finals of the men’s single sculls, women’s quadruple sculls, and the men’s eight.

Press releases, athlete bios and photos of the U.S. team will be available on the USRowing website’s Pan American coverage page. Fans can follow the Pan American Games on the Lima 2019 website, which has up-to-date schedules and results, and by using the hashtag #Lima2019 on social media.

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