Florida Tech Has Impressive Day on the Water at Stetson

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                                            DELAND, Fla. – Florida Tech posted strong results on Saturday and earned three top-2 results, including a victory by the top Varsity 4 boat, while facing Stetson and Embry-Riddle at the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center in Deland, Florida. <br />  <br /> It was a great bounce-back performance after the crew lost in both the V8 and V4 events to JU last weekend at Canal 54. <br />  <br /> The Varsity 8s got the day started with Tech finishing second overall at a time of 5:51.67, less than two seconds behind Stetson (5:49.87) and more than 35 seconds faster than third place Embry-Riddle (6:27.22). <br />  <br /> "It was a good race in the V8," said head coach <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/coaches.aspx?rc=547">Jim Granger</a>. "After trailing for the first 1,500 meters, we rowed through them but hit a buoy with about 10 strokes left in the race. <br />  <br /> "All around, it was a big improvement from our race with JU last weekend. Proud of the guys for rowing hard after falling behind early."<br />  <br /> Florida Tech cruised to a victory in the 1V4 race, crossing the line in a time of 6:38.17, more than five seconds before Stetson (6:43.28). ERAU ended in third at 7:00.78.<br />  <br /> Stetson won the 2V4, finishing with a time of 6:44.31. Tech claimed runner-up at 7:10.51. Stetson-B (7:47.86) and Embry-Riddle (8:02.86) finished third and fourth overall. <em><u>Varsity 8+</u></em><br />Coxswain / <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14350">Ben Komita</a><br />Stroke / <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14366">Domantas Marocka</a> <br />7 / <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14354">Dziugas Nienius</a> <br />6 / <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14364">Vasileios Baroutas</a>  <br />5 / <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14352">Jackson Moore</a>  <br />4 / <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14351">Julius Lesauskas</a>  <br />3 / <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14348">Dimitrios Karademitros</a><br />2 / <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14346">Thomas Francis</a><br />Bow / <a href="https://floridatechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14359">Gennaro Zappariello</a>  

1st Varsity 4+
Coxswain / Ben Komita
1 / Domantas Marocka 
2 / Dziugas Nienius 
3 / Vasileios Baroutas  
4 / Jackson Moore 
2nd Varsity 4+
Coxswain / Justin Woodyard
1 / Julius Lesauskas  
2 / Dimitrios Karademitros
3 / Gabriel Chamberlin
4 / Gennaro Zappariello 

Next up for Florida Tech is the IRA National Championship Regatta on May 28-29 at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey. 

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