Duggan heads to World Rowing Championships

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: August 21, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Margaret Duggan (Bronxville HS/Bronxville, N.Y.), a 2006 Colby College graduate, made the U.S. National Rowing Team and is headed to Munich, Germany for the 2007 FISA World Rowing Championships on August 26 to September 2.

Duggan rows for the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) and will compete in the Women's Lightweight Quadruple Sculls with Sarah Bates (Garrison, N.Y.), Carey Brezler (Waynesboro, Pa.), and Hannah Moore (Niskayuna, N.Y.). Duggan and Bates, also a rower for NYAC, won the Under-23 Women's Doubles at last year's Head of the Charles Regatta.

Duggan's crew will compete in one of two heats among the eight boats on Monday, August 27. The winners of the heats will automatically get a place in the championship final on Sunday, September 2. The other six boats will compete in a repechage race on August 29 for the chance to make the six-boat final.

Crews from Austria, China, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, and Netherlands will compete in the event. Competition will be held at the 1972 Olympic Regatta Course in Oberschleissheim. There are 68 nations represented at the meet.

Duggan's boat qualified for the World Rowing Championships by winning at the 2007 U.S. Rowing Senior World Trials at Mercer Lake, New Jersey, on August 1. The foursome had a time of 6:38.685 over the 2,000-meter course to beat the runner-up boat by nearly five seconds.

Duggan had a fine career at Colby on the water and in the classroom. She was an alternate and made the trip to Sacramento when the Colby women's crew won the NCAA Division III Championships in 2003. After that success in her first year at Colby, Duggan helped the Mules finish sixth at the NCAA meet in 2005 and eighth in 2006. Duggan also was named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete Team and was on the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Spring All-Academic Team in 2005 and 2006.

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