Over 5,600 athletes from 182 high schools in 11 states and Canada descended on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia last weekend for the 89th Annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Competition at the world’s oldest and largest high school regatta was stiffer than ever, but B-CC Crew was ready for the challenge. Coming off strong performances at Maryland State and WMIRA Championships, an impressive 5 of 6 B-CC boats advanced from time trials to semi-finals, and two boats went on to represent the Barons in the Stotesbury finals.
The Girls Second Eight followed up a first place finish in time trials by taking first in their semi-final heat to advance to finals. In the finals, the 2V took an early lead and never let go, finishing first by open water, winning the first Stotesbury Gold for the Barons in 11 years (the Girls 2V also won gold in 2004). Congratulations to the Girls 2V for an exceptional performance!
The Girls First Eight advanced to semis with a strong fourth in time trials. In a nail-biter semifinal, the girls crossed the finish line just .04 (a photo finish not visible to the naked eye) ahead of McLean to advance. The 1V took fourth in the final behind crews from Philadelphia, Upstate NY and Long Island and earning the honor of fastest DC-area girls crew.
Congratulations to all of the Barons on their hard work and success. For complete results: http://stotesburycupregatta.com/results/
Girls 1V8: Marron McConnell (cox), Olivia McGrath, Kelly Williams, Claire Holmvik, Penny Saltzman, Elena de Toledo, Julia Cardwell, Miriam Blumenthal, Sidney Stevens
Boys 1V8: Kerrie Wilson (cox), Nicolai Parks, Alex Godwin, Andre Pinkus, Owen Cardwell, Andre Nadeau, Max Niebylski, Adrian Wong-Valle, Adam Germaine
Girls 2V8: Caitlin Fox (cox), Leah Baer-Adler, Kelsey Chan, Katie LoRe, Quinlyn Spellmeyer, Sasha Bouvier, Sara Neilsen, Talia Turnham, Fallon Walsh
Boys 2V8: Leo Duch (cox), Arjun Shetty, Corey Emery, Lee Potter, Jacob Paul, Ethan Gudmundsson, Jacob Nibali, Ryan McCarragher, Noah Heath
Boys Freshman 8: Prem Khandge (cox), Laithe Zughaib, Darcy Schwager, Eli Nott, Henry Bellew, Jackson Prettyman, Will Hugonnet, Asher Prusky, Alex Fitzgerald
Girls Freshmen 8: Grace Wagner (cox), Iana Sahadzic, Lauren Hirst, Grace Feitel, Tess Powell, Sveva Aliberti, Eleanor Grove, Aliya Lateef Vaksvik, Alana Dixon
Good luck to the Varsity Boys and Girls First and Second Boats, who will be traveling this weekend to the SRAA National Championship Regatta on the Cooper River in New Jersey for their season finale!