Yorktown Rowers Shine in Season Debut

The Yorktown High School crew hit the water strong this past weekend in their first races of the spring at the St Andrews School in Middletown, Delaware.  The men's and women's teams fielded five eights and two fours each.  Joining them for the competition were Monsignor Bonner and Prendie School, both from Philadelphia, PA, St Augustine Prep of Linden, NJ, the Mercer Junior Rowing Club of NJ and Washington-Lee from Arlington.

Yorktown took first and second in the women's and men's fours. The women's varsity eight took a close second to Mercer in a very exciting race decided by less than a second, while the men's varsity eight placed third behind a powerful crew from St. Andrews School and St. Augustine Prep. The women's and men's second varsity eights placed third, while the women's third varsity eight came away with a second place finish. The men's third boat placed fourth.

The women's freshmen/novice shell rowed away with a huge win by four lengths in their initial outing of the season. The second freshmen/novice women's boat placed third. The men's first freshmen/novice boat placed fourth, while the 2nd freshmen/novice boat took second in their race.

"Our team looks very solid again this year," said Yorktown Coach Andy Bacas, "we should be very competitive within our local circuit later this spring."

Women's Coach Carol Dinion added: "I was very proud of our varsity women's effort today. We held our girls back a bit in the beginning of the race, but Mercer proved a very capable crew and we let them slip out on us; but, our girls almost made it all the way back at the finish with a ferocious sprint. They are great racers and I am confident we will be among the top women's crews in Virginia this season."