Saturday, May 23, 2009

Malvern Wins 2 SRA National Titles

This past friday and saturday, Malvern Rowing won 2 SRA National Titles at Mercer Lake, NJ. With the sun out and a cross/head wind, all malvern rowers were competitive in the Junior Double, Junior Quad, Ltwt Double, and Varisty Quad events.

In the Junior Double, Andrew Paisley along with freshman Mike Lewers, placed 2nd in the friday qualifier which advanced them to the saturday final were they placed 5th overall.

In the Junior Quad, Alec Somers, Jack Buckley, Austin Moore and Dan Schwarz placed 1st first in their qualifier on friday which advanced them to the finals. In the finals, despite only rowing together as a boat for a very short period of time, they were able to finish with an impressive 2nd place. Their time of 05:14.560 was only 2 seconds behind 1st place.

The 1st of Malvern's 2 SRA National Titles came from Dave Matasic and Bill Doughty in the Men's Ltwt. Double. Dave and Bill placed 1st in their qualifier and repeated their 1st place row on saturday, capturing an SRA National Title. Their time was 05:48.234.

The second title came from the 1st place finish of Mike Donohue, Pat Donohue, Austin Bury and Chris Higgins in the Men's Varisty Quad. After having to restart the race due to a collision, Malvern battled through tough competition and a head wind to finish with open water and an SRA National Title. The win completed Malvern's third consecutive year of winning Cities, Stotesbury and Scholastic Nationals in the Varsity Quad. Their time was 05:10.239.
Malvern looks forward to competing at USRowing Youth Nationals for schools and clubs in Cincinatti, Ohio on June 12th-14th.
SRA photos can be found in Malvernrowing's photo gallery

Complete results at Powerhousetiming
Pictures now uploaded: Manny Flicks 2009 , ISA Sculling Championships
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