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Mobjack rowers compete in Mid Atlantic Erg Sprints

The Mobjack Rowing Association’s winter training team traveled on Saturday to T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria to compete in the 35th annual Mid Atlantic Erg Sprints. Mobjack rowers entered 13 events and, despite some computer and equipment glitches, fared well in the large field, netting one silver, two bronze and five overall top 10 event finishes.

Over 200 events were run with 130 rowing machines (ergometers) set up in the gym to accommodate the 1,391 entries from 126 different rowing and training clubs.

The first to compete for Mobjack was Lisa Zerbe who raced in the 1,000-meter age 13 women’s event. Although Zerbe posted a personal record (PR), the race organizers had a file crash for that event, so there were no results to determine placing in the 13-entry event. Ben Stroud was next in the men’s age 14 2000-meter event. Although Stroud was entered in the lightweight event, somehow his results were grouped in the age 14 open weight race, where his 7:27.9 result put him fo...

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