Gerraughty, who just completed her freshman year at North Carolina, finished behind Valerie Adams of New Zealand, who threw 58-2, and Ying Zhang of China, who threw 54-11.
In preliminaries, Gerraughty had the second longest throw -- 56-0 1/2 -- trailing only New Zealand's Adams headed into the final.
Haney Replaces Furtek As Head Rowing Coach
Sarah Haney, a Tar Heel assistant coach for the past year, has been named head coach of the North Carolina women's rowing program. She replaces Joel Furtek, who resigned in May after five seasons as the program's head coach.
Haney, a 1998 graduate of UNC, helped lobby for the rowing program's elevation to varsity status at North Carolina and was a member of the school's first varsity squad in 1997-98. She served as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 1998 while completing her undergraduate degree.