HT Rowing spent Sunday competing on the Schuylkill River in the Hidden River Chase. The club sent 13 crews to race against some of the top junior competition in the area!
The morning began with the singles. Colin Clark was the first to compete for the Hawks finishing in 7th place overall in a difficult boys 1st single event. Fiona Gallagher followed him, putting together a strong piece in the girls 1st single and improving off of previous times. Cami Woolston was the last to race in the single for the Hawks, finishing in 5th place in the girls 2nd single event. Racing in the single requires a tremendous amount of will power and determination, especially over a 4k course – Great work, Hawks!
The day continued for the Hawks with the doubles. Mark Kocher and Brody Moser, and Caroline Reich and Jacqui Weber put together strong races in the boys and girls 1st double events, building off of the technical work they have been focusing on in practice. Michael Chiroux and Tommy Smith, and Anthony Gattone and Dane Pagaduan – three of whom have been in a double only a few times prior to this weekend – forgot about their lack of experience and looked great coming down the course, finishing in 4th and 6th place respectively in the boys 2nd double event!
The weekend ended for the Hawks with the quad events. The varsity boys quad of Luke Gerber, Jack Fowler, Joey Savell, and Josh Dykas improved through this past week to build from their Head of the Schuylkill result, finishing in 5th place overall in the boys 1st quad event. There were two varsity quads on the girls’ side and both put solid pieces together! Maggie Dunn, Brooke Bazulis, Sarah Lex, and Mary Theresa Fitzpatrick – racing together for the first time this season – finished in third place overall in the girls 1st quad event! Grace McHugh, Gina Gerber, Athena Constantakos, and Ella Chiroux followed right behind them with a strong 10th place finish. Both crews have made some big technical improvements recently!
It was another great weekend for the novice group! Brendan Savell, Ryan Henry, Cavan McGovern, and Henry Fowler finished in fourth place in the boys 2nd quad event and were followed closely by Hans Geist, Justin Capri, Evan Giamboy and Julian Craft who finished in fifth place. The whole group has been gaining speed each day! Lilly Noble, Kara Sheeky, Elena Gibison, and Mariah Gallagher finished the day for the Hawks placing third in the girls 2nd quad event, and making some huge improvements over last week’s race!
The Hawks will end the fall racing season this weekend in Mercer, NJ, competing in the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta on Saturday and the Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta on Sunday!
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