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Husky Crew Mourns Two Passings
In the last seven days, the Washington crew program has experienced a pair of unfortunate passings. On Feb. 3, W. Hart Perry - step-father of women's crew assistant Colin Sykes - died at the age of 77. Perry had a distinguished career coaching rowing in the Northeast and was an instrumental figure in helping the Huskies' gain entry to the Henley Royal Regatta. Perry was also the executive director of the National Rowing Foundation. He lived his life to serve the sport he loved.
Last week, the Huskies also mourned the loss of Virginia Varnell Dunn. Her name is associated with the annual Class Day Regatta trophy, and last year she presented her father's trophy (George M. Varnell) to the winner of the men's class race on the Montlake Cut. Mr. Varnell was at one point in his career the sports editor of the Seattle Times.
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