PHILADELPHIA (Women’s Rowing) – Florida Tech wrapped up the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta and its season on a good note, finishing second in the petite final at 7:28.16 Saturday afternoon on the Schuylkill River.
Seattle Pacific won the event at 7:17.09. Charleston placed third at 7:52.18, and Franklin Pierce nabbed fourth at 8:03.25.
“We bounced back really well today,” head coach Adam Thorstad said. “We gave it our all and performed to the best of our ability. They did everything I asked of them.”
Helping the Panthers secure a second-place finish was coxswain Stephanie Spangler, stroke Allison Metzger, Taylor Woodard, Amanda Horbert, Taylor Barvais, Anastasia Stodoloski, Kathleen OrRico, Guinevere Shaw and bow Aline Seekins.
“I’m proud of how they did this year," Thorstad said. "It stinks we fell short of making it to nationals, but we have a great group of girls and we overcame a lot of adversity. We had ups and downs and it was exciting. I wish our conference schools good luck at nationals. I hope we come back next year rearing to go and determined to do better.”
Racing one last time for FIT was Allison Metzger, Kathleen OrRico, Aline Seekins and Guinevere Shaw.
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