July 12, 2014

THE AUSTRALIAN MEN AND WOMEN ARE HERE TOO:

Hanover Native Rowing for Team USA (Jared Pendak, 7/12/14, Valley News)

Hanover -- Heidi Robbins travels the world with the U.S. women's rowing team, yet continually finds herself in familiar surroundings.

Robbins, 23, works and trains at Princeton University, where the Hanover native graduated last year with a degree in biology. The U.S. crew is headquartered at Lake Carnegie, sharing a home with the Tigers.

Now Robbins is back in Hanover, staying with her father, Kris, at her childhood home on Old Lyme Road while her team trains for two weeks out of the Dartmouth College boathouse.

Following a World Rowing Cup win in France, and a stint at the Holland Becker Regatta in Amsterdam, the crew is using Hanover as a stopover point before heading back to New Jersey. Its 20 members arrived last Sunday and are lodging with host families. They'll participate in the Prouty today -- taking part, naturally, in the rowing event -- before staying to use Dartmouth's facilities for another week.

The interval is quite welcome for Robbins, a 2009 Hanover High graduate.

"I was just exclaiming to my teammates all of the things they need to do (for fun)," Robbins said after Thursday morning's practice on the Connecticut River. "I already brought them to Lou's, and they know all about the gelato place and King Arthur Flour (in Norwich). I kind of had to remind myself that this is a training trip."
Posted by at July 12, 2014 8:36 AM
  
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