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Mercyhurst University Men's Rowing Team Honored

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Mercyhurst University's men's rowing team on Wednesday received special recognition for breaking world records.

Councilman Bob Merski honored the men's rowing team with a proclamation during council's meeting.

On March 8th, the team broke the record for most meters rowed by a men's small team in a 24 hours. They current record now stands at 451,000 meters.

The other record set was for most people rowing on one machine in 24 hours. The record is now 600 hundred people.

Both these records mark the first time a world record has been set in the City of Erie.

Coach Adrian Spracklen said this event, just captured the city.

"I think it brought people out that usually wouldn't have came out," said Spracklen. "We brought people out to inspire and cheer people on. And because they got involved, we smashed the record. And it's  really a tribute to Erie and the community getting behind it and getting excited about it. I think that's why we broke it."

The team also raised money for the Kanzuis Cancer Research Foundation, and for Project Kenya, a student led initiative on campus.
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