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Larkin Sayre elected president of Cambridge University Women's Boat Club for 2020 Women's Boat Race




Larkin Sayre is the new president of Cambridge University Women's Boat Club. Picture: Keith Heppell. (11814914)
Larkin Sayre is the new president of Cambridge University Women's Boat Club. Picture: Keith Heppell. (11814914)

Larkin Sayre has been elected president of Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club.

The 24-year-old Emmanuel College student will be joined on the club’s junior committee by Laura Foster and Catherine Walker.

Sayre grew up in Cambridge and is a former pupil at St Faith’s and the Stephen Perse Foundation, but learnt to row at MIT in her native US.

She returned to Cambridge in 2017, and is now studying a PhD in the material science department.

Sayre was victorious in the reserve Blondie crew in 2018, and followed that up by helping the Blue boat to victory in this year’s Women’s Boat Race.

Laura Foster is the new vice-president of Cambridge University Women's Boat Club. Picture: Keith Heppell. (11815542)
Laura Foster is the new vice-president of Cambridge University Women's Boat Club. Picture: Keith Heppell. (11815542)

Queens’ College student Foster has been elected as vice-president.

Having learnt to row at Mercer Juniors in Princeton, New Jersey, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan.

Foster is studying for a PhD in archaeology, looking at the longevity of infrastructure in post-Roman Britain.

She rowed alongside Sayre in both the victorious Blondie and Blue boats.

Gonville & Caius undergraduate Walker is the new lightweight captain.

She learned to row at Caius College Boat Club as a fresher, joining the CUWBC summer development squad to race at BUCS and Henley Women’s Regatta in 2018.

Walker was victorious in the lightweight spare pair by three lengths at Henley Boat Races.



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