Thursday, July 05, 2007

Second Quad Continues After First Round at Henley

Second Quad Continues After First Round at Henley

By: Bobby Valenti

Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2007

Earlier today, the second Malvern Quad, consisting of Matt Benedetto, Sean Stewart, Mark Borgerson, and Mike Bohs, qualified after winning their first round race at the Henley Royal Regatta. They beat KRS Sport Gent from Belgium by two and one-quarter boat lengths. Malvern was even with or behind KRS Sport Gent until the last 400 meters, when they steamed ahead for the win. “The guys have a lot of heart; they just wouldn’t quit,” said head coach Craig Hoffman. Conditions today were horrible, with head winds, cross winds, a bad current, and waves pummeling the boat. Tomorrow they will race Maritime Rowing Club from New Canaan, Connecticut in the Fawley Challenge Cup Event.

The first Malvern Quad, consisting of Carter Lindborg, Matt McManus, Mike Rawlings and Robin Prendes from Miami Rowing Club, will race Windsor Boys' School tomorrow in their first race at Henley after being seeded in the Fawley Challenge Cup.

Malvern coaches Brandon O’Brien and Nate O’Connor lost today in their qualifying race in the Double Sculls Challenge Cup to Michal Sloma and Marcin Brzezinski from Poland by three and one-half boat lengths.

Good luck to both Malvern Quads who are competing tomorrow.

The results from today’s quad race at the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/thisyear/display.php?event=The%20Fawley%20Challenge%20Cup%20(Junior%20M4x)&year=2007

The schedule of racing for tomorrow at the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/thisyear/timetable.php

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


Results from this weeks 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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