Bucs Rowing Outrace FIT in Season's First Event

Bucs Rowing Outrace FIT in Season's First Event
The Bucs' crew collected two wins at the Florida Tech-Barry Dual in Saturday's season opener. Photo by Joel Auerbach

FELLSMERE, Fla. -- Barry University's rowing crew won two dual races against Florida Tech Saturday at Canal 54.

The Buccaneers' Varsity 4 of Angela Dasch (coxswain), Kasia Walentynowicz (stroke), Anais Foppoli (3-seat), Mandy Carper (2-seat) and Rebekah Kilroy (bow) had a time of 7:45 in the first event on the 2,000-meter course. FIT's crew finished in 8:05.7.

In the second race, Barry's Varsity 8 of Gracie Horwitz (cox), Kristina Boncheva (stroke), Anna Boada (7-seat), Rosie Boncheva (6-seat), Monika Kaminska (5-seat), Beth Desmond (4-seat), Helene Pierre (3-seat), Emma Howard (2-seat) and Kelly Harrison (bow) posted a time of 6:38.8. Florida Tech's 8 finished in 7:07.9.

In the Novice/Varsity 4 B race, the Bucs crew of Iris Arellano (cox), Kilroy (stroke), Gaby Lara (3-seat), Miriam Zaga (2-seat) and Lulu Mariscal (bow) crossed the finish line in 8:34.6. The Panthers won the race in 8:08.1.

"FIT was a great host," Barry coach Dave Sanderson said. "We got great weather. It was spectacular, calm, flat water. It gave our crews a chance to see where they're at at this point in the season. All of our crews executed their plan well. Overall, I'm pleased with the team. We all know we still have a lot of work to do."


Florida Tech-Barry Dual Race
March 16, 2013
Canal 54, Fellsmere, Fla.

Event #1 Women's V 4+
Place Team Split Finish
1 BARRY 07:45.0
2 FIT 00:20.7 08:05.7

Event #2 Women's V 8+
Place Team Split Finish
1 BARRY 06:38.8
2 FIT 00:29.1 07:07.9

Event #3 Women's Novice 4+
Place Team Split Finish
1 FIT 08:08.1
2 BARRY 00:26.5 08:34.6