Elaine Tierney is part of the US U23 rowing team
PHILADELPHIA – Temple Ladies Rowing Senior Elaine Tierney earned a place in the US Rowing U23 national team at the team trials at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida on Tuesday, June 15.
Tierney will represent the USA at the World Championships from July 7th to 11th in Racice, Czech Republic.
“I’m so excited and honored to be rowing for the US. This has been my goal for several years, but it wouldn’t have been possible if my coaches hadn’t shown me that I can,” said Tierney. “I am grateful for all the support my coaches, teammates, friends and family have given me and for all the opportunities that are presented to me. It was a long process of putting the right pieces together to achieve this, but I enjoyed every step. Cant wait to see how far Emily and I can go! “
Tierney, who competed in the trials with the Green Racing Project, teamed up with Emily Molins to win the women’s easy double sculls final. The duo finished with a time of 7: 30.54 to gain 19 seconds.
“Lanie is one of the hardest working women on our team and she has been a force since her junior year,” said the Temple women row coach Rebecca Grzybowski. “She shows herself with a desire to get better every day and has been working towards that goal for a number of years. I am very happy that her hard work has paid off in her first national team spot and we can” don’t wait for her represents the United States and Temple on the world stage! “
A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania (Unionville HS), Tierney is a four-year-old member of the Owls Varsity Eight boat. She was named Newcomer of the Year 2018 to the program and Rowers of the Year for Temple Women in 2020. She will return to Temple for the 2021-22 season, using a fifth season due to the shortened 2019-20 campaign due to the pandemic.
Another rower of the temple women Gabby DiMarco, just missed qualifying for the national team. DiMarco, who also competed in the Green Racing Project, finished second in the women’s double scull final with just under four seconds.
“Having two women compete in US team trials is an important step in our program and we are really proud of Gab & Lanie,” said Grzybowski.