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Yorktown Crews Look Strong at CBR
ST ALBANS MEN AND MADISON WOMEN SET THE PACE LOOKING AHEAD TO STATES
The rain held off and the river was flat—all in all a great day for racing. The following are summaries for the Yorktown crews at the Charlie Butt regatta:
Women's freshman 8—Second in opening heat to McLean, but beat McLean in the final, finishing a solid third behind T.C. Williams and NCS, seven seconds out of first. They will be in the medal hunt at states for sure!
Women's novice 8—Won their heat and then the final by open water over W-L and McLean. This crew is another likely medalist at states!
Women's 4th 8—Came through with a huge 27 second victory over T.C. Williams; they are another likely medalist.
Women's 3rd 8—Rowed to an impressive open water win over Madison and T.C. Williams. This crew is a possible gold medal contender.
Women's junior 8—The crew won its event by open water over Georgetown Visitation and W-L, a powerful showing by our 2V girls.
Women's 1st 8—Had a great row in the morning heat, taking the lead over mighty Madison in the first 500 before falling back to second, 11 seconds behind the Warhawks. In the final it was the pick of VASRA lined up against our top gals, undefeated Madison, NCS and T.C. Williams, all likely states medalists. The Patriot women rowed hard, but finished fourth.
Men's freshman 8—Won their heat over T.C. Williams and Madison. In the final, in the best race of the day, the Patriot freshmen nosed out St. Albans for second behind W-L. This crew has a great medal shot on May 5 and likely will enter the regatta as the number two seed.
Men's novice 8—Finished second in their heat behind McLean, but well up on T.C. Williams. Due to a coaching miscue, this crew missed its final.
Men's 4th 8 - [to be added]
Men's 3V/novice 4--Won their event by many lengths of open water after never having rowed together before. Way to go guys!
Men's 3rd 8—Won their event by open water over Madison and W-L and will likely go into the lower boat championship regatta as the number one seed, aiming for a third consecutive gold medal for Yorktown in this event
Men's 2nd 8—Won their heat by open water over Madison, but fell again in the final to the defending Stotesbury silver medalist crew from St. Albans by seven seconds. This crew will be seeded second or third at states.
Men's 1st 8--Won their heat over Madison by a touch of open water. In the final, the Patriot men closed their margin behind defending Stotesbury gold medalist St. Albans, finishing just six seconds back in second. Perhaps more important, the crew was open water up on both Madison and W-L, two very fine 1V crews and both Nationals medalists last year in the Junior 8. This year's YHS 1V crew likely will be seeded second or third at states.
The coming fortnight could be a big one for the YHS program—at least eight crews have decent medal hopes going into the VASRA championship season.
Good luck to all!
The complete results can be found on the Row2k web site at: http://www.row2k.com/results/resultspage.cfm?UID=4961468&cat=6