Quinn Erickson comes fourth in Canada

Sunday, November 04, 2007 - By: Brian Carr

Quinn Erickson (Grade 11) raced today in the finals of the Canadian Rowing Championships. Racing against athletes two years older, Quinn finished fourth in the Junior Women's pair. The top two pairs are four athletes who are presently attending first year university. Quinn and her partner Sarah Aylard raced a solid race but could not crack the medal podium. With Quinn still having two years of eligibility left, there will be time for her to shine. Quinn raced earlier in the day in the Junior Women's single "A" flight final and placed sixth. Quinn rowed from the outside lane and fought right to the end. She was the youngest competitor in the final and she will be back to challenge again next year. For Quinn to race at this level so early in her career is an excellent testament to her resilience in training with two elite sports at the same time (her senior volleyball team back home won the ISA Championships on Saturday night). Patricia Steinbrink Kelly, her coach is very proud of the effort and positive attitude Quinn demonstrated throughout the entire process. On behalf of the rowing club, I would like to also pass along my congratulations to Quinn. I would like to take this time to thank Murray and Carol Erickson for traveling with Quinn and sending updated reports back after every race.

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