Vikes pick up rowing medals at nationals

The UVic Vikes men’s eight finished with gold at the Canadian University Rowing Championship Finals at Elk Lake on Sunday (Nov. 2).

The UVic Vikes men’s eight  finished with gold at the Canadian University Rowing Championship Finals at Elk Lake on Sunday (Nov. 2).

The Vikes men’s rowing team finished second overall in the team standings.

Adam Donaldson, Christopher Marshall, Alex Walker, Elyas Forstbauer, Mark Davies, Connor McGuigan, Maxim Ellison, Sam Horn and cox Jacob  Koudys finished in 5:39.73 to win the men’s eight ahead of Brock  and UBC.

It was double gold for Alex Walker, who also won gold with Lee Hall as they defended their title in the lightweight men’s double for the third-straight year.

The Vikes women won silver in the lightweight double, the pair and the lightweight coxed four.

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