A pair of Westport rowers are wearing very prestigious medals.
Today — at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania — Harry Burke helped the men’s 8 to a silver medal.
A couple of hours earlier, Kelsey McGinley earned a bronze, in the women’s straight 4.
Both rowers are rising seniors at Staples High School. Last year, they won bronze medals in their respective events at the Junior Worlds in Rotterdam.
“Terrific mood here in Trakai,” reports Westporter Ian Warburg, who traveled with the Saugatuck Rowing Club athletes for the event.
“It’s wonderful sharing the stands with the friends and families of competitors from so many countries,” he adds. “It gives one hope.”