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PHILADELPHIA — Jackson-Reed senior Grant Gwadz dedicated this moment to his mother, Lisa Woods. On Wednesday, she died from stomach cancer. Coach Joe McMullin told Gwadz he didn’t have to compete in this weekend’s Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Yet Gwadz, who is a Boston University commit, chose to participate, and his teammates followed his lead.
“He said ‘Coach, I am going to come to the race, we’re going to do this for my mom and my family,’ ” McMullin said. “And then the guys went out there and did it.”