Crew continues strong rowing
By Stetson Miller
CAMDEN, NJ – In another away regatta, the crew team represented Conestoga well once again, competing against schools from across the Northeast region.
The women’s novice single began the day by placing fifth, followed by the women’s novice A quad placing first with sophomore Angela Shao, freshman Liesel Johantgen, junior Stephanie Edwards and freshman Becca Morris. The girl’s novice B quad, made up of freshmen Jenny Alcorn, Mary Kate Lyons, Lara Dorfman and Maddie Amsterdam, finished in third place.
The first-year rowers also did well, with the A novice quad, made up of sophomore Ben Morosse, sophomore Larry Caldwell, junior Chas Carlson and freshman Brian Kane, coming in first place. The B novice quad, consisting of freshman Nick Bucher, sophomore Aaron Brechbiel, sophomore Cuyler Hamilton and freshman Quentin Backstrom, finished in second place in their race.
Sophomore Rory McCue finished in third place in the women’s JV single race, and sophomore Ricky Grooves came in second in the men’s JV single race.
In the women’s JV double event, sophomore Nicole DeStefano and junior Sabrina Luthra shot across the finish line in first with a solid 18-second lead.
The women’s JV A quad came in third place with sophomore Ali Siegele, junior Francesca Green, junior Sherean Ali and junior Grace Kerchensteiner.
In the men’s JV races, junior Blake DeVlieger and sophomores Stetson Miller, Mike DiLucca and Sam Hudson came in second place, while the A JV quad with juniors Max Frey, Jack Wright, Chris Connell and Tim Hersh finished ahead of their competition by nearly 40 seconds.
In the men’s lightweight double, senior Matt Needles and sophomore Nick Nalbone came in second in their first heat, and then fifth in the final. The men’s varsity single placed fourth in its race.
In the women’s varsity double, seniors Marissa Caldwell and Sara Rudman took third place week. The women’s varsity quad team, made up of juniors Emily Apathy, Maggie Dwyer, Augusta Harris and senior Liz Dunkel placed first in their qualifying race, and then second in the final to finish off the day.
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Next for the team is the ever-important Philadelphia City Championships, a competition in which crews will compete to qualify for the national races to come in late spring.