Updated: July 2, 2012 8:11AM
New Trier crews dominated the Greater Chicago Junior Rowing Championship, winning medals in 14 of the 15 events it entered.
The girl rowers handily won the regatta’s top award with 150 combined points, while the boys took second to Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Rowing Club. Their combined scores made New Trier high-point winner.
“It’s great to see all the hard work translating into fast times on the water for our boys and girls crews,” said Rose Marchuk, New Trier’s head women’s coach and program director. “These strong races set us up well for the upcoming regional and national championship regattas.”
The women’s lightweight eight, novice eight and lightweight four all won first place medals, while the varsity eight, novice eight and junior varsity eight all grabbed second. Netting third place medals were the novice four, junior varsity four and varsity four.
The men’s varsity eight, lightweight eight and junior varsity four all rowed to a first place finish. The novice eight and lightweight four each took second.
The crews hoped to qualify for the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship Regatta, today (Thursday) and Friday in Camden, N.J.
Three Loyola Academy boats placed second at the Midwest Scholastic Championship in Cincinnati last week.
In total, four boats secured their place at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship today (Thursday) and Friday in Camden, N.J.
Both Loyola men’s varsity eights and women’s varsity eight placed second, while the men’s junior varsity eights came in third.
The Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association also honored five Loyola juniors for academic excellence and championship rowing: Egan Berne (Evanston); Sam Durkin (Chicago); John Hocter (Glencoe); Bobby Murphy (Glencoe); and Conor Walsh (Glenview).
Six seniors will row in college: Ian Buchanan (Wisconsin); Austin Johnson of Libertyville (Yale); Emma Knorps of Wilmette (Michigan); Patrick Muto of Barrington (Wisconsin); Nora Shepard of Evanston (Michigan); and John Sullivan of Glenview (Cornell).