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Canisius rowing takes positive steps at Black Rock Cup on Senior Day


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Canisius rowing program finished its 2018 spring regular season on Sunday, as the Griffs hosted the Black Rock Cup on the Black Rock Canal at West Side Rowing Club in Buffalo, N.Y.  The regatta involved boats from Drake, RIT and Robert Morris.
The Griffs' first varsity eight consisting of  Misa GambleMax McGuireSydney Bichsel , Brooke StanleyTara FederowShannon PritzkerJessica FabianPatricia BeaulieuAlexandra Heinz reached the finals, placing first out of two boats in that heat with a time of 7:05.79 before going on to win in the finals with a time of 7:08:00.

Women's Varsity Eight   
Heat 1
1. Canisius                  7:05.79
2. Drake                       7:17.14

Grand Final
1. Canisius                  7:08.00
2. RIT                          7:14.81
The Golden Griffins second varsity eight made-up of Grace HornerMackenzie AppEmma VicarettiCat GallagherBridget LillisAudrey RiemanMadeline KurkaMichelle TurnerMelissa Frank finished first out of three vessels in Heat 1 of the preliminaries, coming in with a time of 7:19.41 before finishing second in the finals, clocking in at 7:24.87.  
Women's Second Varsity Eight   
Heat 1
1. Canisius                   7:19.41
2. Drake                        7:38.39
3. RIT 'B'                       7:43.26
Grand Final
1. RIT                           7:22.47
2. Canisius                   7:24.87
The Blue and Gold's varsity four comprised of Gianna OrtolaniAndrea KraftSara RuszczykAnezka KrobotHannah Whelan came in first out of three boats in the only heat of the day with a time of 8:19.97.
Women's Varsity Four
Heat 1/Final
1. Canisius                  8:19.97
2. RMU                         8:49.99
3. Drake                       9:03.02
The Blue and Gold's second varsity four comprised of Brittany GorczycaAndrea KraftSoleil KouandjioBridget BroganHannah Whelan came in second out of two boats the only heat with a time of 8:54.61.
Women's Second Varsity Four
Heat 1/Final
1. RMU                         8:46.66
2. Canisius                  8:54.61
Sunday was also Senior Day and marks the last home regatta for eight seniors: Mackenzie App,Patricia BeaulieuMelissa FrankKathryn HobikaGrace HornerAndrea KraftMadeline Kurka and Brooke Stanley

Canisius finished has concluded its regular season and have two weeks before competing at the MAAC Championship on May 13 in New Jersey.

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