The University of Toledo’s rowing team is making waves, bringing home medals and setting records in its second semester as a UT program.At the team’s first competition of the spring semester, the Hammer Ergatta Feb. 9 at Cleveland State University, UT brought home two medals and six top five finishes. Many of the athletes set new personal best times.
The ergatta is the indoor analog of a boat race or regatta; competitions are conducted on ergometer rowing machines connected to computers that display the time and progress of each rower. The race spanned 1.25 miles, which is considered a sprint distance.
Freshman Emily Wilson brought home a silver medal in the Women’s Open Novice event, and sophomore Jayde Carney won another silver medal in the Men’s Lightweight Novice event.
The team members hope to continue these successes as they head to the Lake Lanier Rowing Club in Gainesville, Ga., for spring break.
Students interested in joining or learning more about the rowing team may visit utcrew.com or email Brian Ashenfelter, head coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.