The United States men’s eight-boat, with Long-port’s Ted Baumgardner in seat six, finished second to New Zealand in the A (Championship) final Sunday at the U-23 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.

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New Zealand won the race in 5 minutes, 28.63 seconds, and the U.S. boat was second in 5:31.79. Poland took third in 5:33.16.

Also in the A final were Spain (fourth in 5:34.89), Great Britain (fifth in 5:35.28) and Germany (sixth in 5:38.72).

Baumgardner, 22, a 2009 St. Augustine Prep graduate, rowed three years with the U.S. Naval Academy men’s heavyweight eight before graduating this spring.

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