Spartans Race at Annual SIRA Championships

Spartans Race at Annual SIRA Championships

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The University of Tampa rowing team competed at the annual Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships.

The Novice 4+ Open Weight placed second in the A Final with a time of 8:24. The team included Jessica Yetman, Kelsey Kim, Taylor Pecci, Anna VanBenschoten and coxswain Karen Weiner.

The Varsity light weight boat was first in the B final with a time of 8:40. The group was Sara Staats, Meagan Hoffman, Maxie-Lew Dunn, Brittany Kleiman and coxswain Amelia Herschede.

In the Varsity 4+ Open Weight, UT was second in the B Final with a time of 8:36. Racing for the Spartans were Mary Grace Duethman, Stephanie Brouwer, Grace Maldonado, Stephanie Pascual and coxswain Izzy Donabed.

The Pair B final also placede first with a time of 9:38 coming from Rhianna Seferian and Maddie Davidoff.

Tampa will conclude its season on April 29 at the 2016 Sunshine State Conference Championships in Sarasota, Fla. For complete information on UT Rowing, please visit