Rowing Enjoys Successful Row For Humanity Event

Feb. 4, 2011

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BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland rowing program turned in an impressive effort on Thursday at its annual Row for Humanity event, rowing 689,211 meters over the course of 12 hours to raise money for Loyola's Habitat for Humanity chapter.

Student participants joined the rowing team on ergometers in McGuire Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and raised $306 during the week in addition to $284 on the day of the event. Head Coach Al Ramirez also said the team receives pledges and sponsorships after the event is over, as well.

"We had more meters rowed by non-rowers than all previous years combined," Ramirez said.

Sophomore rower Paul Kalkbrenner tallied the most meters, with a total distance of 42,195 meters.

Freshman cross-country runner Jeffrey Carboni rowed 25,138 meters in two hours, the longest distance for a non-rowing team member.

Freshman student Natalie Wozniak also rowed 10,000 meters as a first-time participant.

Eight members of the Loyola women's soccer team added to the effort, as well as several rowing alumni.