Students from Sweet Briar College and Hollins University endured Virginia’s first taste of winter this weekend when they met on the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg to compete in the ACA Collegiate Race Series Virginia Championship.
These students not only took on rapids, but also the rain and sub 40 degree temperatures. They donned their cold weather gear and put up some great times on the race course!
The paddlers competed in three classes, OC1, K1 and OC2. Hollins Outdoor Student-athlete Carmella Glazier took the OC1 title with a time of 11 m 34 s, and her teammates Tina DelPup and Mia McDonald took the OC2 title with a time of 11 m 9s, which also was the fastest time of the day. The highly contested K1 class was the closest race of the day; Hollins’ Madeleine Regan edged out Sweet Briar’s Sydney Fuller by 1 s to claim the K1 title with a time of 11 m 12 s.