The Women’s Eights earn their third consecutive Head of the Charles Regatta silver medal, and The Men’s Eights earn their first Head of the Charles medal by bringing home the bronze on the weekend of Oct 19-20, 2019.
The Greenwich Crew Men’s and Women’s Youth teams sent their top four boats this weekend to The 55th Annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston Massachusetts and came home with a two medals. For most junior crew programs securing a coveted invitation to race at the Head of Charles Regatta is a victory in and of itself.
However, Greenwich Crew not only secured top 20 finishes for each of its four boats invited to race, but earned a silver and bronze medal in the process. Unlike the 2000 meter spring sprinting season, the approximately 3 mile head race up The Charles River is a grueling test of speed and endurance.
Here are the weekend’s results:
1. The Greenwich Women’s Eights battled 84 other boats, including national rivals Marin (CA) and Sarasota (FL) and local rivals and Row America Rye (NY) and five time defending champion Saugatuck Boat Club (CT). Finishing with a blistering time of 16:40 Greenwich took the silver medal just behind winner Row America Rye (NY) who finished at 16:34 and ahead of third place finisher Marin (CA) who finished at 16:43. Sarasota (FL) and Saugatuck (CT) finished 4th and 5th respectively.
Greenwich Eights Lineup 8: Meredith Blanchard – 7: Schuyler Hyde – 6: Olivia Schnur – 5: Emma Simpson – 4: Caroline Schmitz – 3: Phoebe Wise – 2: Jessica Hooper – 1: Sophia Gilroy – c: Meredith Lundberg. Coaches Heidi Hunsberger and Catherine Starr.
2. The Greenwich Men’s Eight, who also competed in a field 85 boats from around the country and abroad, secured the bronze medal with a lightning fast time of 14:39, just slightly behind 2nd place St Paul (London, UK) who finished with time of 14:34 and winner Row America Rye (NY) who finished with a time of 14:20. Community Racing (MA) and Marin (CA) finished 4th and 5th, respectively.
Greenwich Eights Line up : 8: Samuel Terry – 7: Duncan Cavanaugh – 6: Quinten Cohen – 5: William Wright – 4: Matthew Phillips – 3: Brandon Mark – 2: Andrew Cavanaugh – 1: Trent Boone – c: Alexander Chung; Coaches Cary Wasserman, Robert Montague, and Mike Lachant
3. The Greenwich Women’s Fours captured 11th place out of 85 boats with a time of 19:16.
Greenwich Fours Line up: 4: Anna Brause – 3: Meredith Marra – 2: Eva Andersen – 1: Brooke Legenzowski – c: Lydia Garnett
4. The Greenwich Men’s Fours captured 13th place out of their respective 85 boat field with a time of 17:05.
Greenwich Four Line up 4: George Gilfond – 3: Ryan Bucaria – 2: Owen Lee – 1: Mark Lorenz – c: Carly Legenzowski
Not to be outdone by their high school colleagues, The Greenwich Crew Masters Team also secured a perfect 5 out of 5 top 20 finishes, highlighted by a silver medal in the Men’s Masters Fours with a time of 17:22.
Complete 55th Annual Head of the Charles Online results: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results2/?job_id=6141&org_id=0