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The Olympics hold a special place in the hearts of many Americans. This year the 2016 Summer Olympics were held in Rio, Brazil. The 2016 Rio Olympics marked the first time a South American Country hosted the Olympics. The Rio Olympics instituted the sport of Rugby and reinstated golf from its 112-year leave. The US Olympic Team consisted of an outstanding 558 athletes (264 men and 294 women). The team triumphantly left Rio wit...

 "While fencing is a martial art, it can also be considered physical chess." My coach summarized fencing using this one sentence, and it stands as the best description of fencing I have ever heard. Indeed, fencing is a martial art as two opponents duel with weapons. But it can also be considered physical chess, because, just like the board game, strategy is equally if not more important than speed or strength. High-level fence...

The first official Penn Relays were held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, 121 years ago, at Franklin Field. Originally, there were only a few colleges participating, but within five years the relays grew tremendously. Now, they have become one of the greatest track meets that every runner aspires to participate in. The most recognized relays are on the collegiate level, but high school athletes also compete i...

 

A 2014 Stanford study of the relations between erg machine (indoor rowing machine) pace and running pace, created a table facilitating the process of conversion. This table allows for a rower to calculate the pace they rowed in comparison to a run and vice versa.

 Italicized entries in Table 1 are outside the range of regression and are thus more unreliable than the other entries.

 

 

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-Rowing and Running Pace Equivalency C...

The Girls Varsity Crew Team won the Philadelphia Catholic League Championships against Monsignor Bonner Archbishop Prendergast High School.

 

On Saturday April 23, 2016 the annual Philadelphia Catholic League Championships were held on the Schuylkill River. The rowers brought about another patriot victory and earned the title “Philadelphia Catholic League Champs”. They were awarded gold medals on the awards dock after the race.

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Though increasing in size, the sport of rowing remains a mystery to many. This could be due to the intense nature of the sport, the lack of publicity, or to the confusing language which only its members share. However, I can tell you that it is a sport that takes time, dedication, and a strong mind to master.

 

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” is a phrase that is often associated with the extreme sport of rowing. For...

Villanova won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship this past Monday with an incredible buzzer beater by Kris Jenkins. The game was suspenseful as the lead alternated between the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Villanova Wildcats throughout the game. Nova led in the last minute, yet a "miracle shot" by UNC's Marcus Paige tied the game at 74-74. With only 4.7 seconds left in the game, Kris Jenkins made an incred...

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