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Taegan Lynch

position

Rower

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Vashon, Wash.

High School

Vashon Island

2017-18 Throughout March 17 and March 18th, the Hurricanes competed in three sessions of rowing in Oak Ridge, Tennessee as Louisville hosted the competition. On Saturday morning the Miami Varsity 8 finished fourth with a time of 6:15.481. On Saturday afternoon, the Miami Varsity 8 finished third with a time of 6:21.399. In the Sunday morning sessions, the Miami Varsity 8 finished fourth with a time of 6:15.481. On March 31st, in Sarasota, Florida, the Canes faced off against UCF and Wisconsin following a scrimmage the day before. The first Varsity 8 finished third behind Wisconsin and UCF with a time of 7:09.34. On April 7th, the Hurricanes competed in the Sunshine State Invitational. The first Varsity 8 opened the racing at 8 a.m. with a third-place finish, posting a time of 6:32.94. On April 14th and 15th, the Canes competed in the Knecht Cup in Mercer, N.J. The Canes’ first Varsity Eight won the petite final with a time of 6:45.56, beating Kansas, UConn, UMass, Villanova and New Hampshire. Miami finished third in Heat 2 of preliminaries with a time of 6:45.07. Miami finished one second behind Boston College in its heat, missing out on an automatic qualifying spot to the Grand Final and moving on as the fastest boat headed to the petite final.  On April 28th, the Canes traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the Longhorn Invitational. Miami had five boats competing in several heats prior to their final race of the competition. Miami’s First Varsity Eight was third in its B final with a time of 7:19.347. The Hurricanes finished eighth as a team at the Longhorn Invite with 93 points. Miami’s 1V8 scored 48 points, while the 2V8 added 30 and the 1V4 chipped in with 15 points. On May 13th, the Canes traveled to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the ACC Championships. Miami’s First Varsity Eight was the Canes’ top boat at the ACC Championships, winning the 1V8+ Petite Final over North Carolina and Boston College with a time of 6:35.613. The 1V8+ finished fourth in Heat 2 of its event with a time of 6:41.461, advancing to the First Varsity Eight Petite Final.

2016-17 Finished first in the Women’s Collegiate Champ 4+ final with a time of 17:41.686 at Head of the Indian Creek … Finished first in the Women’s Collegiate Champ 8+ race with a time of 15:58.630 at the Head of the Indian Creek … Helped Miami place 16th in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Charles with a time of 20:44.951 

2016 CRCA SCHOLAR ATHLETE

2015-16: Won the Collegiate Championship 4+ at the Head of the Indian Creek with a time of 17:07.30 … Won the Collegiate Championship 8+ at the Head of the Indian Creek with a time of 16:06.42 … Placed eighth with a time of 19:06.945 in the Women’s Championship 4+ event at the Head of the Charles … Earned a third place finish in the Women’s Championship 8+ race at the Head of the Hooch with a time of 16:28.0 … Finished second in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Hooch with a time of 17:41.0 … Placed sixth in the Women’s Open 2- at the Head of the Hooch with a time of 19:32.8 … Member of the 1V8+ that beat Columbia and Florida Tech at the Governor’s Cup … Member of the 1V8+ that won the Cal Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic with a time of 7:11.845 … Member of the 1V8+ that finished fourth in the Grand Final in the Women’s Varsity Eight event at the Knecht Cup with a time of 6:54.68 … Won the Women’s Varsity Pair Final at the Knecht Cup with a time of 7:51.92 … Member of the 1V8+ that posted a time of 6:29.6 against UCF … Member of the 1V8+ that won the Varsity Eight Petite Final at the ACC Championship with a time of 6:41.569

2014-15: Placed first in a 4+ race at the Head of the Indian Creek with a time of 17:04 … Member of the 4+ boat at the Head of the Charles that placed 12th with a time of 19:22 … Competed in spring opening scrimmage against UConn … Member of the 1V8+ that posted a time of 6:39.2 while racing against Columbia and UCF at the Governor’s Cup … Part of the 1V8+ that placed sixth with a time of 7:01.01 in the Women’s Collegiate Varsity Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic … Won the 1V8+ third level final at Knecht Cup, posting a time of 6:59.05 … Helped Canes finish second in the 1V8+ Petite Final at the 2015 ACC Championship with a time of 6:46.4

Prior to Miami: Lynch rowed for the Vashon Island Junior Crew, helping them place first in the 8+ at the 2013 USRowing Northwest Junior Regional Championship … Lynch was also in the crew that placed fourth in the 2- event at the 2013 USRowing Northwest Junior Regional Championship … She also had success rowing for Penn AC, placing third in the Junior 4+ at the 2013 USRowing Club Nationals and fourth in the Junior 4x at the 2013 Canadian Henley. 

Personal: Full name is Teagan Lynch … Nickname is Taegs … Daughter of Christopher and Bonnie Lynch … Mother rowed on the University of Washington club team … Intends to major in exercise physiology.