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Two Bay Area Rowers Help Win Gold

Erin Cafaro and Elle Logan were part of the team.

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Thursday, Aug 2, 2012  |  Updated 3:11 PM PDT
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Two Bay Area rowers were part of a gold-winning score on Thursday, propelling the U.S. women's eight crew to cruise past the Canadian team.

Cal grad Erin Cafaro, who now lives in Modesto, and Stanford grad Elle Logan, who now lives in Maine, were part of the team. The Americans won in 6 minutes, 10.59 seconds. Canada finished a half-length behind, and the Netherlands came in third place, closing the second day of finals at Dorney Lake in England.

Cafaro and Logan both rowed in the 2008 Olympic gold boat.

This is the sixth year the team has dominated the event.

Cafarao is a huge San Francisco Giants fan, and began her rowing career after reading an article about fellow UC Berkeley student Ali Cox, a member of the 2004 womens eight that won a silver medal in Athens. Logan grew up in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and started rowing in high school. She also loves to travel and when she was 18, did an exchange program in Uganda. She then went to Stanford, where she really started training with the national team.

In the men's rowing fours semifinals, the United States took first place in the semifinal with a time of 6:01.72, advancing to Saturday's finals. Piedmont's Scott Gault is on that boat.

In men's rowing, the United States lightweight 4 final was in the consolation final and did not medal, finishing in second place with a time of 6:09.23 in Final B.  Anthony Fahden, who was born in Berkeley and raised in Lafayette, was on that boat.

Wire reports contributed to this article.

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