Archive for November, 2009

Laker Navy Finishes Fall Season

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The Laker Navy finished up the fall season strong with the Novice competing in the Frostbite Regatta at Notre Dame, the Varsity racing from the boathouse to Grand Haven. The Novice finished with three men and women’s eights. All novices worked hard and it was a successful day in South Bend. The annual Frostbite provides the crews a chance to experience sprint racing before the championship season begins.

The Varsity performed well over the twenty-one mile stretch of the Grand River. The De monding van de Grote (Mouth of the Grand) was a first for the GVSU crew. The course went from the boathouse in Allendale to the Mouth of the Grand River in Grand Haven, MI into a stiff headwind the better part of the day. The VM8+ rowed to a 2:20:12.1 finish, completing the course in the fastest time. The 2VM8+ rowed a 2:28:20.4, winning the men’s trophy through a handicap. Likewise, the VW8+ finished in 2:34:16.5 and the 2VW8+ in 2:42:12.0, with the 2VW8+ taking home the women’s trophy through a handicap. The Laker Navy is now headed indoors to begin preparations for the spring season.

Lakers Sweep Men & Women’s Varsity 8s at Head of the Eagle

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

by Dayna Campbell

This weekend, every member of the Laker Navy took the six-hour journey to Indianapolis to compete at the Head of the Eagle regatta. It was a clear representation of how much the fall workouts have helped the athletes improve. A total of nine boats received first place honors, six got second, and four got third place. There was immense effort put into each and every race by all rowers. “This race was different from Head of the Grand [Lansing] because there were many more crews and each team had that much more time to prepare for this one. It was a close race, and we just have to learn from it, reports sophomore Mitch McClain about his Men’s 2nd Varsity boat race.

1st Place

  • Men’s Open 2x:
    Geoffery Sadek, Mark McIlduff – 17:13:88

  • Women’s Open 4x+:
    Dayna Campbell (cox), Kari Oshanski, Krista Rapisarda, Emily Zogas, Rachel KIshman – 19:38:10

  • Women’s Novice 8+ A:
    Jordan Hart (cox), Beth Czarnecki, Laura Pebley, Carey Mankins, Amy Brunner, Caryn Myers, Jessica Vogl, Rebecca Studer, Nikki Roberts – 18:44:62

  • Women’s Open 4+ A:
    Robi Scarbrough (cox), Sam Morgan, Kelsey Arnold, Katie Phelan, Laura Marshall – 18:26:93

  • Women’s Open 4+ B:
    Aly Mendels (cox), Alex VanderArk, Kendra Socks, Lindsay Marshall, Hannah Brinza – 18:19:42

  • Women’s Lightweight 4+:
    Aly Mendels (cox), Leslie Mayville, Tamara Hillamn, Kari Oshanski, Hanna Jones – 15:41:95

  • Men’s Open 4x+:
    Dayna Campbell (cox), Geoff Sadek, Dan Schoolcraft, Tucker Anderson, Marty Reed – 16:43: 89

  • Women’s Varsity 8+ A:
    Aly Mendals (cox), Sam Morgan, Kelsey Arnold, Katie Phelan, Laura Marshall, Alex VanderArk, Kendra Socks, Leslie Mayville, Hannah Brinza – 16:12:78

  • Men’s Varsity 8+:
    Hallie Dorsey (cox), Mike Stoll, Brendan Sawyer, Jeff Slater, Breck Davis, Marco Benedetti, Seth Koch, Kyle Dara, Jimmy Wilkie – 14:25:24

  • Full Results and Times via RaceTrak





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