SARASOTA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern rowing squad grabbed third place in the 2018 Sunshine State Championships after claiming fourth in the varsity four and third in the varsity eight on Friday morning. The Championships were held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota and among the pool of conference opponents were reigning SSC Champions No. 3 Florida Tech, No. 2 Barry, Rollins, Tampa and SSC Newcomer Embry-Riddle.
INSIDE THE RACE:
LOCATION: Nathanson Benderson Park | Sarasota, Fla.
HOST: 2018 Sunshine State Conference Championships
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- In the first race of the day, NSU’s exhibition four claimed second with a time of 7:57.90. The second varsity four boat was comprised of coxswain Miranda Sadlow, Samantha Loriot, Barbara Sansur, Nicole Baliszewski and Emma Brownawell.
- NSU’s varsity four boat made of coxswain Maydelissa Pinell, Mikayla Switzer, Mikayla Shelton, Danica Buse and Jessica Cavalier finished in fourth in 7:35.57, more than 28 seconds ahead of the fifth-place boat.
- The varsity eight boat had a strong showing in their race, taking third place with a time of 7:12.50. The boat was led by veteran coxswain Victoria Poretti, Ariel McAffrey, Rayna Stuart, Jasmine Morris, Emily Stewart, Kassie Moss, Ayelen Vegas, Marnie McLean and Lisette Villarreal.
AN EXTRA BITE
- For their performances in the championship, Switzer was named to the All-Conference Team and Morris earned a spot on the All-Freshman/Novice Team.
The Sharks will compete once more this season in the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta before the preparation for the NCAA Tournament will begin. The regatta will take place on May 11 and 12 in Philadelphia on the Schuylkill River.
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