The Crew Club had a fantastic weekend at the Philadelphia City Championships on the Schuylkill River. The club had 10 crews advance to the finals, and came away with 5 medals, including 4 golds and a 7th place overall finish (scull/sweep) in the points contest, in what proved to be the team's most successful city championship ever!
Jack M. started the day off for the Hawks with what could be called the race of the day in the boys novice single. He battled with Bonner throughout the piece trading first place position and finally pulled it out in the last few strokes to win gold!
Mackenzie, Gillian, Alex, and Brooke started a string of three races with the Hawks in top position. The girls dominated the novice quad event, winning gold by almost 13 seconds! In the next race down the course, Nolan, Tristan, Anthony, and Jay won gold in the boys novice quad by almost 5 seconds! In what the coaches are calling the heart attack race, Matt, Nick, Jack H, and Jack S caught a crab in the first three strokes dropping to two boat lengths down on the entire boys freshman quad field. They kept their cool, however, and fought back, walking through every other crew to earn gold by over 3 seconds!
The boys varsity quad of Luke, Erik, Dan and Duff came down the course with a fantastic piece finishing with a bronze medal in a race where the top three times were within 3 seconds and second and third place were decided by 0.25 seconds.
Congrats to all crews! Full results are listed below.
The Hawks will head to Mercer, NJ this weekend for the USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championship.
Boys Novice Single: Jack Mallgrave -- Gold
Girls Novice Quad: Mackenzie Janda, Gillian Dengler, Alex Tingley, Brooke Ashfield -- Gold
Boys Novice Quad: Nolan McHugh, Tristan Burnham, Anthony Johnson, Jay Reinert -- Gold
Boys Freshman Quad: Matt Weller, Nick Perks, Jack Haigh, Jack Savell -- Gold
Boys Varsity Quad: Luke Brown, Erik Tingley, Dan McGarry, Paul Duffy -- Bronze
Girls Novice Single: Portia Castillo -- 6th place overall
Girls Novice Double: Emily Donohue, Erica Peterson -- 4th place overall
Girls JV Single: Ella Clemens -- 5th place overall
Boys JV Single: Aidan Cronin -- 4th place overall
Boys Varsity Double: Parker Revier, Vince Fitzpatrick -- 6th place overall
Boys Freshman Double: Mike Martino, Will Neunson -- 7th place overall
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