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Mount Crew Has Banner Weekend at City Championships

Mount Crew Has Banner Weekend at City Championships

The following is an excerpt from an article published in the Chestnut Hill Local. Read the full article here.

Area girls’ rowing programs enhanced their collection of precious medals last weekend, hauling home prizes from the Philadelphia City Championships on the Schuylkill.

Sending all nine of the boats it entered on to the final round on Sunday, Mount St. Joseph Academy captured six medals, including gold for the freshman eight, JV eight and lightweight eight.

As the City Championships got underway last Saturday, most crews started out in head races, with boats sent out one by one and then ranked according to time. The six fastest advanced directly to the finals on Sunday afternoon, although in a few categories there were enough entries for a semifinal stage. In other classes with six or fewer crews signed up, the rowers proceeded directly into a final race, with no qualifying round.

This last scenario applied to Mount St. Joseph’s lightweight eight (Abby Schwenger [cox], Karsen Healy [stroke], Maddie Sandquist, Lauren Vesey, Claire Broderick, Nora Hogan, Harriett Blatney, MaryKate Ciolko, Shayne McKernan) and the MSJ second eight (Izzy Mina [cox], Grace Morrow [stroke], Aine Playdon, Katie Hallahan, Molly McKenna, Julia Flynn, Katelynn Clement, Sam Cordero, Christie Faust).

The Mount’s strong ninth-grade class saw its first action in the novice eight head races, and both Magic entries advanced. Producing the top time was the Mount “A” boat (Ella Valencia [cox], Michaela Donato [stroke], Kate Roberts, Emma Del Vecchio, Caroline Kyle, Claire Hanycz, Maura Scanlon, Emma Dougherty, Nicole Uzzo), while MSJ “B” (Arlyn Kryst [cox], Hannah Rossmeisl [stroke], Julia Norton, Maddy Donahue, Ruby French, Luca Bixby, Lindsay Shearman, Julianna Shouldis, Sarah Gorovitz) was timed fourth out of the top six.

The young Mounties remained on a roll in the freshman eight head racing, as the crew of Caroline Donahue [cox], Izzy McCafferty [stroke], Kaylee Dougherty, Hannah Lemanowicz, Cate Van Stone, Ena Altier, Sydney McKernan, Maggie Newell and Olivia Guza recorded the top time overall.

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