Dartmouth alums compete in Atlanta
The centennial Olympics began well for Dartmouth yesterday. Alums Anne Kakela '92 and Ted Murphy '94 each helped their crews to respectful finishes on Atlanta's Lake Lanier.
Both Kakela and Murphy competed in the eights with coxswains division at the Olympics yesterday afternoon.
Kakela's boat finished second in 6:28.45 behind Belarus who finished in 6:24.61. Pulling in after the United States's crew was the Netherlands (6:32.71).
In the United States's heat, only Belarus qualified for the semifinals. Kakela's crew still has a chance for a medal as all other teams, including the United States, will move on to the repechage where the top four boats will move on to the finals.
In Murphy's heat, the United States placed first with a time of 5:44.87.
Behind the United States was Germany in 5:46.04 and the Russian Federation in 5:48.63.
The U.S. men's eight will move onto the semifinals. It was the only crew from the heat to qualify. The remaining teams move on to the repechage.
The repechage for both the women's and the men's eights will take place tomorrow with racing beginning at 9:00 a.m.
The finals will take place next Sunday, July 28.