Florida Tech Makes Strong Showing at FIRA Fall Classic

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Rowing) – Florida Tech hosted the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association Fall Classic at Canal C-54 in Fellsmere,
Fla. on Saturday. The University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, StetsonUniversity, Embry Riddle, NovaSoutheasternUniversity,
BarryUniversity and RollinsCollege joined Florida Tech for the regatta.   The Panthers started strong in the first race of the day. Florida Tech teams
took first and second in the men’s varsity four plus with times of 11:49 and 12:10 respectively. The first place team seated Jon Lothian,
Chris Lambert, Kevin Moore and Taylor Brown. Casey Dalal was the coxswain. The Panthers
in second were led by coxswain Christa Blaisdell. Steve Lindstom, Ryan Bell, Tyler
, Paul Bunkers. Florida Tech 3 finished fifth with a time of 12:35. Their boat was led by coxswain Matt
. Randy Boe, Chris Carlson, Wes Punne and Stan Van Elton rowed for
Florida Tech 3.   Chris Lambert helped the Panthers continue their championship form in the men’s single scull. Lambert finished
first with a time of 13:31. Florida 2 was the closest to him, but the boat was still 23 seconds behind. Nick Athey finished seventh with a
time of 15:32.   Florida Tech made another good showing in the men’s varsity eight. Tech took third with a time of 11:35. The Panthers rowed
Mike Matthews, Charlie Pearson, Ryan Krajcik, Travis Shranek, Matt
, Rich Kelly, Mark Moyou, Logan Sailer. Blaisdell was the coxswain. Florida 1 and Central
Florida took first (11:10) and second (11:22) respectively.   In the women’s varsity eight, Florida Tech finished sixth with a time of 13:27. Coxswain
Aileen Liu joined Laurel Borgias, Jennifer Johnson, Mikaela Devaux, Alyssa
, Yejide Myers, Stephanie Kronstadt, Lindsay Pisani and Sam Roman for
the sixth place finish. Nova, Stetson and Rollins finished first through third respectively.   Florida Tech women bounced back to take third place in
the women’s varsity four plus with a time of 13:55. The team consisted of Borgias, Johnson, Devaux, Roman. Liu was the coxswain. Barry and Nova 2 took
first and second with times of 13:26 and 13:42 respectively.   Florida Tech finished fifth in the men’s novice eight with a time of 12:47. The men’s
novice four plus – A group saw Florida Tech finish fifth with a time of 14:11. And in the women’s single scull, Julie Mayberry finished
fourth with a time of 17:46.   COMPLETE RESULTS  

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