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Concrete Canoe team improves performance

Release Date: April 9, 2014
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Lawrence Tech’s paddlers pull ahead of Michigan State in one of the heats of the concrete canoe competition. From left to right are Kyle Schmidt, Alyse Finley, Alida Toth, and Jordan Britz.

The Lawrence Technological University concrete canoe team moved up in the standings at this year’s regional competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The top two teams in the 2014 North Central Conference competition held March 29-30 at Lake Erie Metro Park moved on to the national championships. The LTU team narrowly missed finishing second and ended up fourth behind Michigan Tech, Michigan State and the University of Michigan. LTU finished in seventh place last year.

LTU finished third in the actual race and second in aesthetics.

LTU also won the sportsmanship award for offering assistance to the University of Toledo team when its canoe broke in transit to the competition.