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Shocker Rowing takes first with men’s varsity final, earns silver with women’s varsity

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Madeline Bell
The Wichita State Rowing team competes in the Plains Regionals Regatta in April 2023.

The Shocker Rowing team returned home after first-place finishes this weekend at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

On Saturday, Austin Weston placed 19th in the men’s varsity 8+ time trial with a time of 5:45.541, advancing him to the D final, where he took first place with a time of 6:37.679. 

Andrew Bobbitt took 10th in the Men’s 1X Time Trial with a time of 8:33.073, advancing him to the B final. In the final, he took third with a 9:27.947 time.

In the women’s varsity 8+ (club) time trial, Maureen Wetta took third place with a 6:26.105, advancing her to the semifinals. She took second in both the women’s varsity 8+ club, Semi 2, and A final with times of 7:09.386 and 7:12.652 behind top 10-ranked Clemson University.

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Wichita State took 11th overall in the women’s second varsity 8+ time trial with a time of 7:31.460. 

The women took fourth overall in the women’s second varsity 8+ B final with an 8:14.113 time. 

Shocker Rowing will be back in action at the Shocker Rowing Boathouse for the Plains Regional Regatta on Sunday, May 5.

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Jacinda Hall
Jacinda Hall, Reporter
Jacinda Hall is a reporter for The Sunflower. Hall is a Senior pursuing a journalism and media production degree with a minor in English. Hall hopes to pursue a career in writing, editing or teaching journalism at the high school level after graduation. Hall uses she/her pronouns.
Madeline Bell
Madeline Bell, Former photographer
Bell was a photographer for The Sunflower. Bell absolutely loves slasher films; she says the more blood, the better. A goal of hers is to travel and never stay idle. Bell uses she/her pronouns.

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