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Rowing impresses at Yinzer Cup

By Peter Neville, Contributor

Despite the challenging conditions, the Canisius rowing team participated in the Yinzer Cup hosted by Robert Morris University this past weekend. 2023 marks the fourth year the Golden Griffins have taken part in the event.

The first race of the day brought success for Canisius, with the Varsity 8 shell finishing in second place with a time of 15:30.07, just behind the race winners from Duquesne University, who outpaced the Griffs by six seconds.

“The varsity did a great job closing the gap on Duquesne from last year’s racing, and I know they’ll continue to push this weekend and beyond,” said head coach Kerri Brace regarding the varsity boat's performance.

Next up was the Novice 4 shell, following last week’s race with another victory. They finished well ahead of the competition in first place with a final time of 8:48.2. The Duquesne B shell took second place, 20 seconds behind the Griffs, with a final time of 9:08.4.

The third and final event of the day was decided by mere seconds. The Canisius 4A boat finished with a final time of 15:28.1, only 1.1 seconds behind the race winner, Duquesne, who clinched the overall tournament win for the third consecutive year.

The Griffs’ final race of the year will take place this Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA. Ahead of the season's final race, head coach Brace discussed her favorite moments this season, saying, “We've had a great couple of months so far, getting to know each other and growing as a team. It's our biggest roster since I've been here at Canisius, and I attribute a lot of that to our upperclassmen. They have been the ones who kept pushing during the tough times.”

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