The American sprint canoe duo of Edward Surles (Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club) and Jonathan Grady (Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team) set a new Junior Men’s American record Friday.
It happened during their Final B 1,000-meter race at the International Canoe Federation Junior and Under-23 World Championships in Pitești, Romania.
Their 5th-place performance comes after their 2nd-place finish n their heat race for the Junior Men.
The time for their new record was 3:56.53. They are now ranked 14th in the World in the Junior (under-18) division.
Surles, 17, a senior at North Hall High School, will be arriving with the Team USA contingent - which includes brother Andrew competing in the kayaking events at these same World Championships - at Lake Lanier in time to compete with the LCKC team at the American Canoe Association NationalsChampionships beginning on Wednesday.