The Hawks had no time to rest this weekend as City Championships directly followed the 2-day Stotesbury Regatta. Many boats raced for the 3rd and 4th times in one weekend, demonstrating their discipline and competitiveness.
Boy’s Freshman/Novice Double
The morning started off with a head race for the boys freshman novice double. Colin and Matteo completed their 1500 meter race with poise in 5:40.35. They were able to push past two Philadelphia rival schools to snag 8th place.
Boy’s Junior Varsity Single
Joey competed against 8 other JV singles in his early-morning head race and fought his way into the afternoon final. He finished his first race in 6:01.18 and smoked his first time in the final by finishing in 5:34.86. Joe finished in 5th place beating out an establishing Philadelphia rival boat.
Boy’s Varsity Double
Tyler and Keaton raced against 13 other competitive boats in their head race. They finished in 9th place with a time of 5:01.66. Keaton and Tyler are gearing up to compete in SRAA’s this weekend in Princeton. We expect the pair to bring their competitive spirits and fast leg drive to this weekend’s races.
Boy’s Freshman Quad B
Mike, Nick, Liam, and Parker finished out their season with a solid showing in Sunday’s head races. They competed amongst 10 strong, freshman quads and finished their 1500 meters in 5:08.20. They concentrated on control and connection, and with those skills were able to beat out another freshman quad, finishing in 9th place.
Girl’s Junior Varsity Quad
Working with a new lineup, Becca, Rachel, Brie, and Sophia competed among some older JV quads in their head race. They came down the race course staying calm and controlled, and finished 8th out of 11. They finished their 1500 meter sprint in 5:38.08.
Boy’s Varsity Quad
The varsity quad headed to a straight final later Sunday afternoon. Joel, Ryan, Noah, and Dan W finished their sprint in 4:34.97. This group is one of 4 boats the crew club will see at SRAA’s. After a long and strenuous weekend. The boys have taken advantage of the little time they have to refocus their time and energy on the Scholastic Rowing Championship. They've been working hard to improve themselves and we look forward to a great performance this weekend.
Girl’s Varsity Double
Maddie and Lauren have both overcome injuries this season, and they showcased their strength and hard work at Sunday’s races. In their head race, the pair finished 4th out of 8, securing themselves a spot in the final. Senior Maddie was able to row the last spring race of her high school career in the final at City Championships. Together, this pair has seen much success. They were the only boat this fall to race in the prestigious Head of The Charles Regatta. During their final, the girls grabbed 3rd place, winning bronze medals!
Boy’s Freshman Quad A
Another successful day for freshman/novice rowers Dan M, Erik, Luke, and Paul. The foursome finished their head race with the second fastest time, 4:43.12, out of 9 other fast boats. They snagged silver medals in the afternoon’s final finishing with a time of 4:31.04! These boys are also gearing up for SRAA’s this weekend. They have had an awesome season together, placing in every medal race this spring.
Girl’s Novice Quad
Gold medals for the novice quad!! New lineup, Kara, Olivia E, Amanda, and Olivia H finally saw their hard work pay off by winning the City Championship gold. The pressure was on after they earned the fastest time overall in their head race against 9 other boats. Their final proved to be the race to watch as they finished just 0.09 seconds ahead of the 2nd place boat! Quite a nail-biter. These girls have worked so hard this season and we look forward to more success with their years to come.
Girl’s Lightweight Double
Another gold for the Hawks!! Noa and Angela, once again, finished ahead of the other boats in their category. In their head race, they had the first overall time of 5:26.41. In the final, they beat out 5 other tough competitors and earned themselves gold medals. The pair will also be competing at SRAA’s this weekend in Princeton. Undoubtedly they’ll continue to push themselves to have a better race than their last.
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