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Strong showing for Mobjack in Philadelphia

Mobjack Rowing Association athletes traveled to the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last weekend to participate in the Philadelphia Youth Regatta.

This year’s regatta was attended by 51 teams with 1,260 athletes competing in all. Even though MRA rowers have had very little time on race courses over the past two years due to COVID-19 mandates, they still had a strong showing that bodes well for the future of the team.

The first race for MRA was the Boy’s Cadet U19 Quad race. Rowers Jaxon McDonald, Matthew Morgan, Ben Stroud and Cole Wheeler came in fifth in their flight with a time of 5:24.98.

Later the U19 Quad broke up into pairs to compete in two doubles races. Stroud and Morgan teamed up to compete in the Boys Colt U17 Double and placed third in their flight with a time of 5:55.97. Wheeler and McDonald teamed up for the Boy’s Cadet U19 Double and placed fouth in their flight with a time of 6:06.41.

On the women’s side, rowers Lillian Copeland, Lily Baucom...

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