Aug. 21, 2012
PLOVDIV, Bulgaria—Incoming Virginia rowing freshman Nina Vascotto competed for the United States in the junior women’s single sculls at the 2012 World Senior and Junior Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria Aug. 15-19.
In the preliminary heats, Vascotto, a native of Huntington, N.Y., finished third in a time of 8:00.97, before placing fifth in her quarterfinal race in 8:15.20.
Vascotto competed in the “C” semifinal and placed third in 8:24.31 before finishing third in the “C” final in 8:10.93 to finish 15th overall out of 28 boats.
Vascotto at the World Senior and Junior Championships
“C” final – 3rd (15th overall) – 8:10.93
“C” semifinal – 3rd – 8:24.31
Quarterfinal – 5th – 8:15.20
Preliminary heat – 3rd – 8:00.97
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