The Sarasota Crew successfully defended its overall team crown at the USRowing Southeast Junior District Championships May 4-5 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
The Crew scored a combined 914 points to finish ahead of Atlanta Jr. Rowing (608 points). The Crew also won the boys title and finished second in the girls standings.
The Crew captured a combined nine gold medals, including the Varsity Eights. The top three finishers in each varsity and lightweight event qualified for the USRowing Youth National Championships June 7-10.
Event winners include:
Boys Youth 2nd 1x
Boys Youth 2nd 2x
Boys Youth Varsity 4x
Girls Youth Lightweight Varsity 8+
Girls Youth Novice 4+
Boys Youth Varsity 4+
Boys Youth Lightweight Varsity 8+
Girls Varsity 8+
Boys Varsity 8+
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Instructor jazzes up routine
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Tiny Hands supports students
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Fund begins wreath sales
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