April 10, 2012

Pioneers Race at the SHU Invitational

SHELTON, CT - The Sacred Heart rowing team welcomed 10 schools to the Housatonic River for the SHU Invitational, an event that extended over two days on March 31st and April 1st.  Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, the regatta provided everybody with a great racing experience.

During the two days of racing, the Pioneers had a great run with our Novice 4+ and Novice 8+ finishing second in their races. The Varsity 8+ had a great race in their heat finishing second and qualifying for the Grand Final where they finished fourth. Our Junior Varsity 8+ had a second place finish also in their final and the Varsity 4+ finished third.

It was a great weekend of racing with the SHU rowers participating in multiple events. Freshmen Jaclyn Smith and Allison McCusker hold the record with eight races over the two day event.

The Pioneers are getting ready for the MAAC Championships at the end of April.   Sacred Heart will have one more chance to prepar as theyl participate in the Spring Metropolitans on April 21st at Orchard Beach Lagoon, NY.

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