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Regan competing for Rio spot

Buffalo native Emily Regan will be part of a Team USA crew looking for a spot in the Rio Olympics.

Regan is part of the United States Training Center women’s eight rowing for the 10th-consectuive world title at the 2015 World Rowing Championships on Lake Aiguebelette, France. The U.S. enters Sunday’s championship race with the fastest time in the opening heats (5:59.58). A top-five finish is needed to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. The U.S. will row agianst Great Britain, The Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Russia in the final.

Members of the crewt include: coxswain Katelin Snyder (Detroit), Heidi Robbins (Hanover, N.H.), Tessa Gobbo (Chesterfield, N.H.), Kerry Simmonds (San Diego.), Regan, Lauren Schmetterling (Moorestown, N.J.), Amanda Polk (Pittsburgh), Meghan Musnicki (Naples) and Vicky Opitz (Middleton, Wis.).