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Women's Team Update from Coach Ross

posted Mar 21, 2011, 2:39 PM by GT Crew Alumni
Hey alumni, I thought I'd drop you a note to let you know how the team is doing.
 
First, I'm still here working with the Varsity Women, with the help of Liz Henry, and Kat Mejias is wrangling the novice squad. Nick Marino was with us in the Fall and spearheaded a very successful winter training trip hosted by Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, FL. Unfortunately, work has taken Nick to New York, but luckily for him, he had some help packing (see photo to right of the women's team with Nick).
 
Right now we're carrying a fairly large squad with lots of open rowers, lightweights, novices and coxswains. There is no shortage of women this year... rumor has it that our Varsity squad is larger than the mens!

Land training was pretty successful this season and that was on display at early erg competitions. At the Lake Lanier Sprints the open women had 5 top 10 finishes, including a win and a bronze, the lightweights had identical results and the two novice entries were in the top 6.
 
Atlanta Erg Sprints were a great time as well. The novices improved on their scores from earlier in the season, led by a novice lightweight with an 8:00 time.  Lightweights again had 5 in the top 10, including a silver and a bronze and the hvys had 6 of the top 11, including a silver medal performance.
 
And the erg joy doesn't end there! We've continued to see improvements since then and are really excited about the spring season - it should be full of PRs!
 
We had SERCs a few weekends ago and did quite well, winning medals in every event we entered.  
3rd N4+, 1st VW4+, 2nd NW8+, 1st LwtW4+, 1st and 2nd VW8+, 1st and 2nd VW2-
 
Things are looking up as we gear up for Spring Break in Panama City and we're excited about the John Hunter Regatta (Saturday, March 26th) when we return as we're entering a large number of boats. We hope to see you there!

I'll do my best to keep you up to speed as the season progresses.
Ross
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