Florida Tech Panthers Varsity 8 Rowing Team Advances to Finals at SIRA Regatta
By Christina Hardman, Florida Tech News Bureau // April 17, 2023
Varsity 8+ crossed the finish line with the sixth fastest time in the time trials
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech Men’s crew had a strong day on the water during the opening day of the SIRA Championship Regatta at Melton Hill Lake.
The Varsity 8+ crossed the finish line with the sixth fastest time in the time trials (5:28.901) to advance to the afternoon’s semifinals.
In the semifinals, Tech cruised to a second-place finish in their heat, just behind Colgate, with a time of 6:19.931 to move on to Sunday’s final.
■ Coxswain / Justin Woodyard
■ 8 / Sandro Gardella
■ 7 / Justas Gardella
■ 6 / Domantas Marocka
■ 5 / Omer Bayram
■ 4 / Arnedas Kelmelis
■ 3 / Zach Judge
■ 2 / Josh Navarro
■ Bow / Hayden Linkel
UP NEXT: The Varisty 8+ finals are set to begin at 11:52 am on Sunday morning at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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