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  • Making Olympics A Sweet Treat For Rower LaCava

    Making Olympics A Sweet Treat For Rower LaCava

    As a lightweight rower in college, Nick LaCava's metabolism was pretty high. He could eat whatever he wanted. Which was good, because the bag of candy he left in his car one day, which melted into a gooey chocolate mess, helped give LaCava and two friends the idea for an online company, once they...

  • Video: Nick Lacava, Teammates After Earning Olympic Spot

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  • Simsbury's Sara Hendershot Rows Way To Olympics

    Simsbury's Sara Hendershot Rows Way To Olympics

    They were down a boat length quickly, right after the start of the race to determine who would go to the Olympics. At the halfway point, it didn't look good. Rowers Sara Hendershot and Sarah Zelenka trailed the five-time national team of Amanda Polk and Jamie Redman in the women's pair by two boat...

  • Glastonbury's Cabral Makes Olympic Dream Come True

    Glastonbury's Cabral Makes Olympic Dream Come True

    — When the finalists for the 3,000-meter steeplechase emerged from under the grandstand at Hayward Field and onto the historic track Thursday at the Olympic trials, Glastonbury's Donn Cabral was hard to miss. Not because of his flashy shoes or his newly minted Nike jersey, which he was wearing for...

  • Glastonbury's Donn Cabral Qualifies For Olympics

    Glastonbury's Donn Cabral Qualifies For Olympics

    Donn Cabral of Glastonbury, a recent Princeton graduate, qualified for the London Olympics in the 3,000 meter steeplechase Thursday night at the U.S. Track and Field trials in Eugene, Ore. Cabral finished second in the race in 8:19.81. Evan Jager won in 8:17.40 and Kyle Alcorn was third (8:22.17)....

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