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Regan on U.S. Team for Worlds

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Williamsville native Emily Regan will be gunning for a fourth gold medal at the international level when she competes for US Rowing in the straight four at the 2014 FISA World championships in Amsterdam Aug. 24-31.

Regan, a 2016 Olympic hopeful, made the team despite a spring season that saw her waylaid by illiness and injury. Doubtless her track record influenced the decision. She was on the U.S. four that won gold at the 2011 worlds and was victorious at the 2013 worlds with the women's eight. She also won gold at the 2010 Under-23 worlds. Her rowing career began at Michigan State, where she was the 2010 Big Ten Rower of the Year.

"It never gets old," Regan said via a Michigan State release. "It's a thrill to represent your country. I'm looking forward to getting into the boat with my teammates and seeing what kind of speed we can attain by the time we get to Amsterdam.

"It was a really rough spring. I got reall sick, and right after that had some injury issues. It just felt like one thing after another. . . . It's a relief, to be honest, now that the team is named."

Regan is the sister of UB basketball forward Will Regan. She will be in the bowl seat of the straight four at the worlds.

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Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.