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Varsity 4 A Boat Leads Drake On Final Day Of Lubbers Cup

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
Release: April 13, 2014
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SPRING HILL, Mich. The varsity 4+A boat of cox Jacque Nowers (Ames, Iowa), Kelsey Leahy (Madison, Wis.), Katie Serbin (Hannibal, Mo.), Alex Lueck (West Allis, Wis.), Emily Householter (Wheaton, Ill.) took first place in its race to cap the 2014 Lubbers Cup for the Drake University rowing team on Sunday.

In the same race, Drake’s varsity 4+B boat of cox Bri Varela (Olathe, Kan.), Gabby Brodek (Hampden, Maine), Monica Worsley (Cary, Ill.), Tristina Meister (Mitchell, Neb.) and Jessica Nightser (Council Bluffs, Iowa) finished in second place ahead of Colorado State and Illinois.

“I’m proud of the girls today for their racing, how they came together in the different lineups we tried and how they supported each other all weekend,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “We learned a lot in each race. Now we have two weeks to train for the conference championship, tune up some things and then get some rest before we head out to Princeton. We are excited to get out there.”

Drake will have two weeks off before it travels to the 2014 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship on Lake Mercer in Princeton, New Jersey. The Bulldogs will try to win their second conference title in program history.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lubbers Cup

Drake Results

Varsity 8+ cox-Jacque Nowers, Jessica Nightser, Katie Serbin, Alex Lueck, Tristina Meister, Kelsey Leahy, Monica Worsley, Emily Householter, Gabby Brodek

1. Eastern Michigan, 6:57.8

2. Drake, 7:11.4

3. Illinois, 7:23.5

2nd Varsity 8+ cox- Bri Varela, Stephanie Boylan, Mallory Bonstrom, Sarah Larson (Watertown, S.D., Bailey Berg, Justine Choe, Bri Leinon, Kerstin Donat  

1. Drake, 7:16.8

2. Eastern Michigan, 7:33.3

Varsity A 4+ cox-Jacque Nowers, Kelsey Leahy, Katie Serbin, Alex Lueck, Emily Householter

Varsity B+ cox-Bri Varela, Gabby Brodek, Monica Worsley, Tristina Meister, Jessica Nightser

1. Drake A, 7:32.4

2. Drake B, 7:33.6

3. Illinois, 8:08.6

4. Colorado State, 8:49.5

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