SDSU Crew Athlete Places Sixth at the World Indoor Rowing Championship

Feb. 23, 2000


San Diego State's Sara Russell, a senior on the Aztec crew team, placed sixth in the 2000 meters for the collegiate lightweight division at the World Indoor Rowing Championships, held last weekend in Boston, Mass. Russell's final time of 7:25.3 in the 2000 meters ranks her 15th in the international lightweight category.

The Point Loma High School product earned a trip to compete in the event by posting a time of 7:26.1 in the 2000 meters at the Golden State Indoor Rowing Championship in Sacramento, Calif. She beat the qualifying time by two seconds.

In other Aztec crew news, Amy Fuller, assistant coach and 11-time member of the U.S. National crew team, set the women's world record for the 2000 meters on the rowing ergometer with a time of 6:23.5. She went on to win the international category at the Indoor World Championships. Fuller currently ranks first among women rowers and is training for her third Olympics at the Arco Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

The World Indoor Rowing Championship is held annually and plays host to over 3,000 competitors from around the world on a network of over 100 ergometers.

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