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The Lafayette Crew Club won all six races against Franklin and Marshall Saturday to close out the dual racing season.

The varsity women’s four finished its dual season undefeated with wins against Susquehanna, St. Joseph’s, Lehigh, and F&M. The varsity women’s four was also the most exciting race of the day, with Lafayette trailing the F&M crew into the second half of the race. Lafayette edged ahead with about 750 meters to go and held on to win.

Lafayette’s novice women’s eight finished the dual season with three wins against only one defeat in a convincing win Saturday. Lafayette also won easily in the women’s novice four, men’s novice four, men’s novice eight, and men’s varsity four events. For complete results, see

The team awards banquet was held Saturday after the races, with honors going to Josh Keely ’05 (Curwensville, Pa.) for most valuable oarsman and government and law major Angela Guarino ’04 (Springfield, Pa.) for most valuable oarswoman. Mechanical engineering major Jon Elam ’03 (Naples, N.Y.) and biology major Anne Ollis ’04 (Collegeville, Pa.) both received the Most Outstanding Oarsperson Award for those best representing and serving the Crew Club on and off the water.

The team competes next at the Patriot League Championship Regatta Sunday, April 28, in Worcester, Mass. For information about this race, see The schedule may change up until the day of the race.

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