Florida Tech Panthers Men’s Rowing Place Seventh in Championship Four at Head of the Charles
By Christina Hardman, Florida Tech News Bureau // October 23, 2023
panthers finished with a time of 17:02.093
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech opened its season with an impressive effort on Sunday at the Head of the Charles Regatta.
Competing in the men’s Championship Fours against a slew of strong Division I opponents, Tech finished seventh overall in the competition with a time of 17:02.093.
On the three-mile course, the Panthers were in 11th place at the first checkpoint with a 4:04.677 time.
They moved into the top 10 at the second post with a 9:35.015 (8th) mark before moving up one more spot to take seventh at the third timing point with a 14:21.003. The Panthers settled in for the remainder of the race, claiming seventh overall with a 17:02.093 mark.
Princeton’s “A” boat won the event at 16:33.467, but the Panthers were able to hold off the likes of Oregon State, Cornell “B”, Wisconsin, Princeton “B”, and Georgetown “B”.
“I am really proud of the guy’s performance today,” said head coach Adam Thorstad.
“They faced off against some of the toughest competition in the country, big-name schools, and had a really good performance. They fought really hard and came back from being down at the beginning to finish pretty strong in the middle of the pack.”
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