20th Annual Busfield Memorial Regatta
This weekend marked the 20th Annual Busfield Memorial Regatta hosted at Les Wagner Rowing Center. It was great to have many crews come from all over to our regatta including Clarkson Crew, Susquehanna University Crew, Scranton Crew, Stony Brook Crew, Oswego State Crew, and Maryland Crew. Our Women’s Pair composed of Morgan Whitney and Maddelyn Kern took first place with a time 08:23.80. Maddelyn then went off and raced two more times in the Varsity Women’s 4+A, qualifying into finals and taking first place with a time of 07:36.60. A good race day for her!
The Men’s Pair composed of Andre Skala and Anthony Caligure qualified for finals, coming in with a final time of 07:30.90. This pair had a long day, completing a total of four races: qualifiers and finals in both the pair and in the VM4+C. Both of the Novice Women’s fours received second place in their heats with a time of 08:30.83 and 09:09.55, respectively. The NM4+ also came in second place in their heat with a time of 09:05.01. The only eights raced this weekend were by the novice crews. NM8+ came in second place with a time of 09:10.86, as did the NW8+ with a time of 07:31.20.
The Varsity Men’s and Women’s Squads each had three 4’s competing across their heats. The VW4+C received a time of 08:43.17, and the VW4+B qualified for finals coming with a final time of 07:45.51. The VM4+B and VM4+C boats both made into finals, completing the 2k sprint with a time of 07:23.84, and 07:19.79 respectively. The Varsity Men’s 4+A also took first place in qualifying and overall in their event with a time of 06:40.84. Their race also included a coxswain switch, with our newest novice member, Calista Nicholson steering them into victory!