Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA - The under 19 youth rowers wrapped up the season with the third and final regatta hosted this summer by the Schuylkill Navy. Competitors were recognized by the Schuylkill Navy with tote bags for 1st in flight and were awarded 1st-3rd place medals for fastest overall times. "Our rowers really demonstrated their proficiency in small boats," said head coach Melissa Boyd.
In the men's novice single, Rockland's rising sophomores Anthony Rostek and Kevin McCabe finished overall 6th and 9th, respectively in a field of 18. The boys only started rowing on the water in the spring of 2017 and already have such good command of the single scull.
Kayla Nueva and partner Vanessa Even-Chen left the entire field six boat lengths behind in the flight for the women's under 17 double with a winning time of 6:14.43 and finished 9th overall in the field of 28. Vanessa raced not long afterwards in the women's novice single where she finished second in her flight (4:34.02) and fourth overall out of 15.
In the women's under 17 single, Gabriele Welp won her flight in an easy fashion and took gold for the overall fastest time (6:19.70) in a field of 23. She also raced in the women's under 19 single, where she finished 4th (6:26.52) out of 29.
Next up is the fall season opener, King's Head Regatta on Sept 24 near King of Prussia, PA.