MILWAUKEE - MSOE Rowing's Varsity 4 is the Ian's Pizza Raider of the Week for May 14.
The Varsity 4 posted the program's best-ever showing at last weekend's Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. The Raiders got off to a strong start Friday with a fourth-place finish in the opening heats out of 30 boats. The crew posted its fastest-ever 2000-meter time of 6:18.756 and was within three seconds of the top spot. After taking second in a tight semifinals heat, finishing 1.256 seconds out of first and 0.175 seconds ahead of third, the team qualified for the Thomas A. Curran Cup Grand Finals Saturday. In the finals, the Red & White posted its best-ever finish at the regatta, taking fourth in 6:32.096.
The crew is expected to qualify for the IRA Championships Wednesday when the official selections are announced Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.