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Drexel's O'Neill honors father in win

Originally Published: June 10, 2011
By Kalani Simpson | Special to Page 2

They were behind. Drexel's Liam O'Neill, in the stroke seat, and Peter Schmidt, bow, were trailing in the men's varsity pair finals at the Dad Vail Regatta on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River back on May 14.

They'd won the race the year before, won the Bob Negaard Trophy as the champions of this event at the nation's biggest college regatta. The Dad Vail is the big daddy in collegiate crew, with more than 100 colleges competing, thousands of rowers on the river. They'd won ...

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