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Rowing Varsity 4+ Captures Title at Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

NSU’s women’s rowing team wrapped up competition at the prestigious two-day 72nd Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia by capturing the Varsity 4+ Division II/III Championship on May 8.

“The Varsity 4+ had one of its best races in some of the worst conditions on the course all year,” said head coach John Gartin.  “With winds gusting 30 miles per hour and choppy waves, it was just a tough row for everyone involved in the race the whole way. The Varsity 4+ had a really gutsy row. They had a positive attitude with them, and looking forward to the challenging conditions benefited their mental preparation.”

The Varsity 4+ boat of coxswain Marissa Stickles, Elizabeth Hurley, Amber Morrell, Kayla Schock and Sarah Patterson began the regatta by winning their heat on May 7 with a time of 7:29.821.  The top three teams in each of that day’s five heats advanced to the semifinals on May 8.  Stickles, Hurley, Morrell, Schock, and Patterson finished second in their semifinal heat with a time of 7:34.139, securing a spot in the championship race.  After racing was briefly suspended due to high wind conditions, the Sharks edged out Bowdoin to take the race title.  NSU rowed 8:35.889, just beating out a Bowdoin boat that raced 8:36.131.

With the win, NSU’s Varsity 4+ was named the final Sunshine State Conference Boat of the Week for the 2010 season.