Friday, June 29, 2007

Second Malvern Quad Qualifies for Henley

Second Malvern Quad Qualifies for Henley

By: Bobby Valenti

The second Malvern Quad, composed of Matt Benedetto, Sean Stewart, Mark Borgerson, and Mike Bohs, qualified today by being one of the top nine boats out of the 38 boats who raced in the qualifier for the Fawley Challenge Cup Event. The composite quad composed of Brandon Hanna and Randy Scott from Malvern and two rowers from Green Lake High School in Seattle did not qualify. Because of their many exceptional rowing accomplishments this year, the first Malvern Quad, composed of Carter Lindborg, Matt McManus, Mike Rawlings and Robin Prendes from Miami Rowing Club, did not need to compete in the qualifier; they will be seeded next week into a first round race. Both Malvern Quads will now be competing in the first round of racing for the highly competitive Fawley Challenge Cup Event at Henley next Thursday and Friday. “The boys rowed great today; I’m very proud of them,” said head coach Craig Hoffman. “Now they’re getting ready for the Reading Town Regatta and The Royal Henley Regatta next week”.

The Reading Town Regatta is tomorrow (Saturday, June 30th), and is an 800 meter race. In their preliminary races, the first quad will be competing against Newport Aquatic Center from the USA, the second quad will be competing against Sydney Rowing Club from Australia and Carlow Rowing Club from Ireland, and the composite quad will be competing against another boat from Carlow Rowing Club and a boat from Windsor Boys Club from England. We wish them good luck and fair weather with their races tomorrow; it appears that there has been some pretty nasty weather in Reading for the past few days, and conditions will probably be rough again tomorrow.

Results from today’s qualifier can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/downloads/qtresults.pdf

The Schedule of Events for the Reading Town Regatta can be found here: http://www.rtr-tvp.demon.co.uk/RTR-Draw2007.pdf

Further information about the Royal Henley Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/index.htm

Further information about the Reading Town Regatta can be found here: http://www.rtr-tvp.demon.co.uk/Reading-Town-Regatta.htm

Results from tomorrow’s racing will be reported on promptly. As always, this article and many more can be found at the Malvern Rowing Blog: http://malvernrowing.blogspot.com

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