Marist’s Christopher Leonard was the coxswain on the United States men’s eight team which placed sixth in the World University Games finals held Monday in Kazan, Russia. The Americans came out last and stayed that way through four timing markers along the 2,000-meter course. USA finished in 6 minutes, 9.91 seconds. The Russian Federation won in 5:47.54, ahead of Ukraine, Netherlands, Belarus, Poland and the USA.
On Sunday, the Americans placed fourth out of five boats in the repechage heat. The USA boat was last at 500 meters, passed Norway by 1,000 and held that spot, finishing in 6:02.55, an improvement of 31 seconds over Saturday’s effort.