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UNI's solar boat team places 3rd at world championship

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- UNI's solar electric boat team placed third at the World Championship this past weekend.

A third-place finish at the 2009 Solar Splash competition gives the University of Northern Iowa its highest finish at the competition.  The solar panthers traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the 16th annual world championship of intercollegiate solar boating.

The solar panthers brought home four trophies, including outstanding electrical system design, a third-place finish in the best visual display, a third-place finish in the solar slalom and the overall third-place trophy.

The solar panthers have two officials coming in June with the hopes of hosting the world championships at George Wyth state park in 2011.

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