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REF NO.: 303

SUBJECT: MUN team rows to Regatta victory

DATE: Aug. 6

A rowing team made up of Memorial alumni (and one staff member of the university) rowed successfully in the St. John's Regatta on Wednesday, Aug. 4. The team won the MUN Male Labour race with a time of 10:06:88. President Axel Meisen was on hand to present the team with their championship trophy.

Under coxswain and Royal St. John's Regatta hall-of-famer Bert Hickey, the crew included (listed as they sit in the boat starting with number six stroke oar): Robert Moran BA '00, B.Ed.'02; Douglas Trainor, BBA '03; Steve Winters B.Sc.'03; Desmond Ryan, B.Eng.'03; Gordon Delaney, B.Comm.'02; Brian Power, BBA '00 and spare rower Greg Howard, BA '02, B.Comm.'02.

The laurels weren't all for rowing either. When he wasn't rowing, Gordon Delaney, who also works as a student recruitment officer at Memorial, was acting as coxswain. His efforts garnered him the aggregate award for most points over the day. He was coxswain for two record-setting crews, the ICT/Outer Cove masters and the Compusult female intermediate team.

Memorial University once had a faculty-based team and has been a gold sponsor of the regatta on several occasions, but this year the university sponsored a crew with graduates from several faculties. The university also supports the Regatta by providing three work-term students to help the Regatta Committee organize the annual event.

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