Shoremen Turn in Impressive Day at Occoquan Sprints
Novice Four Wins Race, Pair Places Second, Varsity Eight Reaches Grand Final
LORTON, VA -- The Washington College men's rowing team had an impressive day at the Occoquan Sprints in Lorton, VA, today. The Shoremen's novice four won its race, the pair finished second in its race, and the varsity eight reached the grand final.
The Shoremen's novice four won its race in 7:07.70. New York Maritime was second in 7:13.83, North Carolina State was third in 7:32.00, West Virginia was fourth in 8:05.44, Richard Stockton was fifth in 8:33.95, and Old Dominion was sixth in 8:51.68.
Sophomores Anthony Cairo (Port Murray, NJ/Warren Hills) and Dominic DiMarino (Wilmington, DE/Concord) finished second of six boats in their men's pair race, completing the course in 7:40.37. La Salle won the race in 7:30.70, Virginia was third in 7:41.10, West Virginia was fourth in 7:43.57, St. John's (MD) was fifth in 7:58.83, and Maryland was sixth in 8:10.44.
The Shoremen's varsity eight finished third of four boats in its heat in 6:39.11 to advance to the grand final. Navy won the heat in 5:55.20, Virginia was second in 5:57.21, and Maryland was third in 6:39.11. In the grand final, the Shoremen were sixth of six boats in 6:25.33. Navy was first in 5:53.20, Virginia was second in 5:55.23, La Salle was third in 6:08.20, North Carolina was fourth in 6:09.18, and George Mason was fifth in 6:16.84.
The Shoremen's varsity four "A" boat was third of six boats in its race in 7:12.17. Navy won the race in 6:50.40, New York Maritime was second in 7:01.12, Carnegie Mellon was fourth in 7:23.23, The College of New Jersey was fifth in 7:33.97, and North Carolina-Wilmington was sixth in 7:36.38. Washington's varsity four "B" boat finished third of four boats in its race in 6:58.37. Navy won the race in 6:46.40, Virginia was second in 6:55.00, and North Carolina was fourth in 6:58.76.
Junior Jeff Nutting (Catonsville, MD/Mount St. Joseph) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's "A" boat in the varsity four. Junior Robert Storck (Wilton, CT/St. Mark's School [MA]) sat stroke, senior Sean Harrison (Richmond, VA/Hazelton Area [PA]) sat in the three seat, junior Parker McIntosh (Berlin, MD/Worcester Prep) was in the two seat, and sophomore Conor Howlett (Tampa, FL/H.B. Plant) was the bow.
Sophomore Rebecca Wozniak (Mt. Airy, MD/South Carroll) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's "B" boat in the varsity four. Sophomore Rob Billings (Easton, MD/Easton) sat stroke, sophomore Jack McCarthy (Long Beach Island, NJ/The Hun School) was in the three seat, senior Miqdad Annab (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) sat in the two seat, and sophomore Max Villa (Great Meadows, NJ/Pope John XXIII) was the bow.
Freshman Christie Phebus (Trappe, MD/Easton) was the coxswain of the Shorewomen's novice four. Freshman Ian Briggs (Huntsville, AL/The Gow School [NY]) sat stroke, freshman Andy Sauthoff (Baltimore, MD/Perry Hall) was in the three seat, freshman Brian Zohorsky (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. Hebron) sat in the two seat, and freshman Ben Sproule (Princeton, NJ/Princeton) was the bow.
Sophomore Chris Moylan (Silver Spring, MD/DeMatha) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's varsity eight. Storck sat stroke, Howlett was in the seven seat, McIntosh sat in the six seat, Harrison was in the five seat, Annab sat in the four seat, Billings was in the three seat, Cairo was in the two seat, and DiMarino was the bow.
The Shoremen return to action Saturday at Philadelphia University in a regatta against the host Rams and Villanova.