The last grip of winter had its hold over the Schuylkill River as the Conestoga Crew team rowed to a top three finish in eight of ten races in this past Sunday’s Manny Flick/Horvat Regatta series. Despite temperatures in the 40s, a swift current and occasional windy conditions, Conestoga Crew Club’s Varsity and Junior Varsity crews had another strong showing in this weekend’s race, the second of five races in the Manny Flick/Horvat Regatta series. Coupled with last week’s wins, CCC is off to great start for the 2014 race season!
Participating in five races, the Conestoga Girls’ boats earned four first place victories, and one third place honor, with the Girls Varsity Quad, Girls JV Quad and Girls Lightweight Quad bringing home 1st place wins for the second week in a row. Stoga’s Boys Crew notched two second place finishes and one third place finish in its five races.
First place Stoga finishers included the Girls Varsity Quad (Annie Graf, Caroline Gosnear, Emer Ryle and Meagan Hudson); Girls Varsity A Double (Sarah Thompson, Annina Ruggirello); Girls JV Quad (Maddie Beirne, Carly Robins, Emily Hompe, Angela Sarkisian) and Girls Lightweight Quad (Katie Groves, Amy Connell, Sophie Bodek, Anna Zibinski).
Second place finishes included the Boys Varsity B Quad (Tyler Simpson, Andrey Lanahan, Chris Ferris, Steven Devlin) and the Boys Lightweight Quad (Micky Kling, Max Malarkey, Ryan Hollinger, Hanan Zisling). Third place finishes were recorded by the Girls Varsity B Double (Rachael Devlin, Brianna Kauffman) and the Boys Varsity A Quad (Niall Carlson, Jake Novak, Sean Pepin, Nathan Leibowitz).
Coming in with a fourth place finish were the Boys JV Quad (Austin Coney, Carleton Monster, Tim Kao, Maarten Monster).
Conestoga Crew has three more Manny Flick races in March and April before competing in City Championships on May 4. With an exciting season to look forward to, and temperatures warming up, it’s a great time to come down to the Schuylkill River and join CCC’s family and teammates as we cheer on Conestoga Crew!