The Dublin Crew Team headed to Hanover, NH for the state championships last weekend and came away as the fastest high school fours in New Hampshire, ahead of Brewster Academy and Derryfield School. The top two boys and girls boats qualified for the Scholastic National Regatta in Philadelphia on June 11th as a result of their victories. The Lebanon Rowing Club, while not school based, participated in the regatta and provided some strong competition, particularly in the girls' races.
The Dublin girls novice four of Theresa Barth, Eliza Siegel, Laura Coffin, Lilly Bates, and Alice Weis finished second to Lebanon, but finished well ahead of Brewster to take the novice crown.
The Boys 3rd varsity of John Sandstedt, Ryan Hyde, Warren Umbach, Sean Brown and Kate Fulshaw continued their winning ways with a two length victory over the Lebanon crew.
The Girls' second varsity had a thrilling win over a hard charging Derryfield crew, edging them out by just a few feet. With four novices (Laura Hoffheimer, Lilly Bates, Laura Coffin, Viivi Salmi) and one experienced rower (Faith Lewis) in their boat, Dublin got out to a length lead and held on at the finish. Their success bodes well for the future!
The "freight train," otherwise known as the boys' second varsity, dominated their race and finished well ahead of the pack. The crew of Jared Lewis, William Stanhope, Chris Brodie, Matthew Coffin and Henry Luettgen are flying heading into the Scholastic Nationals. They were also noted for being incredibly supportive of all the other crews while they were racing!
Zoe Hewitt, Michelle Zhong, Lilly Campbell, Tatum Wilson, and Phoebe Glaude, rowing in the beautiful "Bud Steele," led the girls team in an intense first varsity race. Trailing Lebanon by almost a length with 200 meters to go they upped their sprint and came within a seat of catching the club crew, while finishing many lengths ahead of Brewster and Derryfield.
John Scriven, Andrew Johnston, Calvin Bates, George Henry Werowinski, and Joey Hynes finished off the racing for the day with a dominant three boat length victory over their nearest competitor. Always strong starters, the crew of the "Ad Lucem" took a length in the first twenty strokes and never looked back over the 1500 meter Connecticut River course.
We now await the return of our seniors from their cross country road trip so we can begin training for Nationals. Go Dublin Crew!!