This past friday and saturday Malvern competed in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championships in Saratoga New York. Malvern had 6 boats qualify to compete and five of those boats made it to the final. The Varsity Double of Alec Somers and Austin Moore placed 4th in a very competitive final. Also placing 4th was the JV Quad of Alex Tammany, Austin Velte, and Robbie Smith and Alex Stotzko. Sophmore Julian Venonsky raced a hard fought race in the Varisty Single however he did not make the final. In a competitive final, Jeremy Gonzalez and Pat Allen placed third in the JV Double.
Malvern's two golds came from the Varisty Lightweight double and the Varsity Quad. The Varsity Lightweight Double of Bill Doughty and Dan Schwarz won their heat by 7 seconds which advanced them to the finals were they placed 1st by 9 seconds.
Malvern's Varisty Quad placed 1st in a competitive field. Mike Lewers, Austin Bury, Pat Donohue and Dave Matasic crossed the line 4 seconds ahead of 2nd place. This win marked the 4th year in a row that the Malvern Varsity Quad has won Philadelphia City Championships, Stotesbury and SRAA Nationals.
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