|Boys 1st Varsity 8|
The MHS Crew traveled to Worcester, MA on Saturday, to take place in the prestigious Q-Cup Race on Lake Quinsigamond. The boys and girls teams both raced three boats against some very heavy competition and in windy conditions.
The boys’ team, for the first time in years, competed on 3 levels – 1st, 2nd and 3rd varsity. The race is a prequel to the challenging competition ahead. Although the field of competitors can be a bit intimidating to the new rower – sitting, waiting for the start with 7 boats lined up – these rowers handled the pressure incredibly well. Boys’ coach Wendy Sheil said, “I am so impressed with how all of my guys handled the day. The pace of the racing is very high and there are a lot of things going on that can easily distract a rower. This did not happen. They stayed focus and brought their best.” The boys’ 1st varsity 8 boat finished fifth. Senior Captain Kyle Breton said, “We beat the boats we set our sights on, I’m really proud of the team.” Other seniors concurred with Breton, feeling that it was a great way for the seniors to finish at the Q-Cup.
Senior Captain Jack Winters added, “We raced really well! There weren’t ideal conditions but we pulled hard and placed impressively considering the other teams in the competition.”
Junior Kristina DeAngulo , racing in the girls’ 1st varsity boat said of their sixth place finish, “ It was an exciting day with great competition and while the results don’t show it, it was a strong row. Junior Megan Lacombe, in the 2nd varsity boat, finishing fourth added, “All boats in our race were together until the very end, we were very happy with our row.”
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