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Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints Returns to T.C. Williams - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Feb 21,2017
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Rowers are cheered on during the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints held Feb. 4 at T.C. Williams High School. Photo by Mark Mogle

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By Jeanne Theismann

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Athletes from Alexandria Community Rowing were among those setting records at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints held Feb. 4 at T.C. Williams High School.

Hosted by Alexandria Crew Boosters, two dozen records were set in several age categories from junior to veteran and across all distances from 500-meter sprint championships to the erg marathon.

Setting records from Alexandria Community Rowing were: Pearl Risberg - College Coxswains Women 500-meter LTWT 120 lbs - 1:48.9; Peter Heimberg and Scott Atkinson - Senior Men (40-49) 3-minute crash double slide - 1,739m; Cynthia Way – Open Women Erg Marathon – 3:38:54.02; and the team of Senior Women (40-49) in the new event of 5-Minute quad slide team - 5,105m.

Griffin Canfield of Mount Vernon RECenter Rowing Rats set a record in the Open LTWT Men Erg Half marathon with a time of 1:22:21.9.

Two new events this year set the bar for 2018: Adaptive Men Visually Impaired (LTA) and Adaptive Men 50+ Physically Disabled (LTA).

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