Coming off of a gold medal at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship on May 9, the T.C. Williams girls Second 8 missed out on a bronze medal by just 1.38 seconds at the Stotesbury Regatta this past weekend in Philadelphia.
Stotesbury is one of the biggest, if not the biggest high school regatta in the country and its got some extremely fast crews so its kind of the pinnacle of the season, said T.C. girls head coach Jon Schildknecht. If you want to see how fast you are, Stotesbury is the place to find out.
The girls Lightweight 8 also joined that second 8 boat Maggie Cashion, Angelique Laboy, Carline Kee, Abby Waters, Marian Wolz, Jackie Tilley, Christina Wohler and Beth Robsom, coxed by Jobelle Cruz in the final stages. Both the boys and the girls Senior 8s competed in the semifinals.
That crew, the Second 8 crew, finished fourth but they were narrowly defeated at the line for third place, Schildknecht said. I think that crew, out of everybody, was working the hardest and put in a great performance up there. Theyre a small group, but they row with a lot of heart and it showed up there.
While Stotesbury is always a weekend highlighted in advance on the Titans calendar each year, T.C.s season is not over yet. This weekend they will be competing in the national championship regatta and then heading to Canada from May 29-31 for the Canadian national championships.