Dad Vail 2009 Results
Post date: May 13, 2009 1:44:51 PM
Alumni were not short on races to cheer for at Dad Vails this year. Tech fielded ten boats, eight of which made it to Semi Finals, five of which made it to Finals. It was a very exciting two days of racing. See the pictures from the event. Read all about the alumni event at the regatta.
Slim Jim Price and Jenny McNair coached two Freshmen/Novice 8's at Vails this year. Their heavyweight 8 did a respectable job rowing strongly in their semi-final, but the men's novice lightweight 8 earned some hardware bringing home the bronze medal for GT Crew.
The woman's team combined squads this season and that was proven to be a very successful idea as they raced a lightweight 8, a lightweight 4, an open 4 and a pair at Vails. Coaches Ross Beattie, Nick Marino and Liz Henry were pleased with the open 4 and the pair who had a promising row in their heats and in their semi-final's. The woman's lightweight 8 had a great race in the grand finals as they crossed the finish line in 6th place. The success of this young woman's team is very promising as currently there are no seniors on the woman's team so all of their talent will be returning next year.
Coach Rob Canavan, who just completed his 16th spring season with the team, proved his experience with the Varsity men's lightweight 8, open 4, lightweight 4 and pair this Spring. The Varsity men's four finished 6th place overall and the men's pair showed the depth of GT Crew by finished 4th place overall. The men's lightweight 8 battled a tight race with St. Joes and Delaware. They clinched a silver medal for GT Crew as Delaware finished 1 second in front of Tech.
Congratulations to the Men's Novice Lightweight 8 for their bronze medal, and to the Men's Varsity Lightweight 8 for their silver medal.