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Robotics Team Has Best Finish In Program History At Hatboro-Horsham Competition

Last weekend La Salle's Robotics Team, 5181 Explorer, competed in their first district event at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Through some tough competition, La Salle's team finished qualifications ranked ninth.

Through the alliance selection process, the team moved up to the seventh rank. When selected to join the third ranked alliance the team graciously declined, hoping for a more fortuitous alliance. Explorer managed to upset the second ranked alliance in the quarterfinals, but was unfortunately beaten in a tie-breaker semifinal match by the same third alliance that they previously declined.

While the robot did not win, the team came away with a major award - the Engineering Inspiration Award. This award "Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community." Getting this award was a major coming-of-age moment for the team. 

The Explorers will be competing again at Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy on March 16th and 17th. Qualifications will be the 16th and Playoff matches will be on the 17th.

Learn more about First Robotics at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc  

- By Robotics Media Coordinator Ian Self '19

 

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