‘The Ultimate Team Sport’

JMU Student-Run Club Hosting Regatta Today

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Posted: March 29, 2014

Members of the James Madison University crew team row on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River near the town of Shenandoah on Thursday morning. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
LEFT TO RIGHT: James Madison University crew team members sophomore Michelle Neitzey, 20, of Haymarket, sophomore Alison Huffman, 19, of Sterling, freshman Sarah Hynes, 18, of Wilton, Conn., and freshman Samantha Flohr, 18, of Annapolis, Md., take their boat out of the South Fork after practice Thursday.
Members of JMU’s crew team, a student-run sports club at the university, practices Thursday morning near the town of Shenandoah. The club is hosting a mock regatta at 11 a.m. Saturday on Morrison Road on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Shenandoah. The public is invited to the free event.
JMU Crew Team President Cari Rand (left), a 20-year-old junior from Denver, helps out a boat while approaching the dock near the end of practice Thursday morning in the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.

HARRISONBURG — “When you start rowing you can’t stop.”

With those words, Sarah Opatz described her love for the sport she’s competed in since high school.

Opatz, 20, a junior from Northern…

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