Shoremen Take Second in Novice Four, DII/III Varsity Eight at Knecht Cup
Shoremen Place in Top Five in Total of Five Events & Finish Second in Petite Final of Varsity Four
CHERRY HILL, NJ -- The Washington College men's rowing team finished second in the frosh/novice four and in the Division II/III varsity eight at the Knecht Cup, held yesterday and today on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, NJ. The Shoremen also finished third in the second varsity four, fifth in both the varsity pair and Division II/III varsity four, and eighth overall (second in the petite final) of the varsity four.
The Shoremen's frosh/novice four won its six-boat heat by a wide margin to advance to the semifinals. The Shoremen finished in 7:06.40, while second-place Hobart was second in 7:21.25, West Virginia "A" was third in 7:39.16, Haverford was fourth in 7:45.94, Villanova "B" was fifth in 7:49.58, and Old Dominion "B" was sixth in 9:00.53. The novices then won their semifinal in 7:11.69 to advance to the grand final. New York Maritime was second in 7:25.82, Pittsburgh "A" was third in 7:34.71, Rutgers-Camden was fourth in 7:48.19, Fairfield was fifth in 7:51.72, and Penn State was sixth in 8:06.37. In the grand final, the Shoremen's second-place time was 7:05.26. Temple won the event in 6:53.15, George Mason was third in 7:08.16, Drexel was fourth in 7:10.35, New York Maritime was fifth in 7:17.55, and Mercyhurst was sixth in 7:33.54. In total, Washington's novices placed second of 37 boats competing in the event.
The frosh/novice four also raced as the Shoremen's entry in the second varsity four, an event which consisted of one five-boat race. The Shoremen finished third in that race in 7:23.60. Army won the race in 7:00.12, Fordham was second in 7:10.86, Colgate was fourth in 7:28.68, and Rutgers-Camden was fifth in 7:58.32.
The Shoremen's varsity eight placed second in the Division II/III varsity eight, a one-race event, in 6:18.09. The Shoremen were beaten out by Trinity by the slimmest of margins as the Bantams finished the course in 6:18.09, just five one-hundredths of a second faster than Washington. New York Maritime was third in 6:26.87, Merchant Marine fourth in 6:40.84, Maryland fifth in 6:49.24, and Vassar sixth in 6:53.36.
Sophomores Anthony Cairo (Port Murray, NJ/Warren Hills) and Dominic DiMarino (Wilmington, DE/Concord) finished third of five boats in their heat of the varsity pair in 7:53.31 to advance to the semifinals. Drexel won the heat in 7:47.05, Brandeis was second in 7:51.52, Villanova was fourth in 8:04.07, and Carnegie Mellon "A" was fifth in 8:46.23. In their semifinal, Cairo and DiMarino finished second of six boats in 7:41.32 to advance to the grand final. Maryland "A" was first in 7:36.00, Penn State was third in 7:50.14, LaSalle was fourth in 7:52.72, Haverford was fifth in 8:01.26, and Carnegie Mellon "C" was sixth in 8:10.63. Cairo and DiMarino were fifth in the grand final in 7:47.59. Colgate won the event in 7:24.77, Rutgers-Camden was second in 7:26.70, Drexel was third in 7:28.26, Maryland "A" was fourth in 7:36.27, and Penn State was sixth in 8:02.06.
The Shoremen's entry in the men's Division II/III varsity four won its heat in 7:14.41 to advance to the final. Vassar was second in 7:24.44, Merchanr Marine "B" was third in 7:54.76, Scranton was fourth in 9:02.78, and Sarah Lawrence was fifth in 9:17.65. Washington was fifth in the final in 7:06.90. Dowling won the race in 6:47.97, Rutgers-Camden was second in 6:55.47, Philadelphia University was third in 6:56.32, Merchant Marine "A" was fourth in 7:05.22, and Mary Washington was sixth in 7:20.14.
The Shoremen finished fourth of six teams in their heat of the varsity four in 7:06.16, advancing to the semifinals. Fordham won the heat in 6:54.12, Penn State was second in 6:57.76, Marist was third in 7:00.94, Fairfield was fifth in 7:08.28, and Marietta was sixth in 7:26.46. In the their semifinal, the Shoremen were fourth of six boats in 7:01.38 to move on to the petite final. Fordham won the race in 6:48.36, UMASS was second in 6:53.26, Army was third in 6:57.07, Iona "A" was fourth in 7:07.64, and Drexel was sixth in 7:11.80. The Shoremen placed second in the petite final in 6:53.07, missing out on first place by less than a second. Rochester won the race in 6:52.12, Iona "A" was third in 6:57.25, Fairfield was fourth in 6:57.57, Loyola was fifth in 7:02.52, and Drexel was sixth in 7:08.77.
Freshman Christie Phebus (Trappe, MD/Easton) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's frosh/novice four, which also competed in the second varsity 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) was 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 boat in the Division II/III varsity four. Sophomore Rob Billings (Easton, MD/Easton) sat stroke, senior Miqdad Annab (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) was in the three seat, sophomore Chris Carrara (Leesburg, NJ/Millville) was in the two seat, and sophomore Max Villa (Great Meadows, NJ/Pope John XXIII) was the bow.
Junior Jeff Nutting (Catonsville, MD/Mount St. Joseph) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's boat in the varsity four. Junior Robert Storck (Wilton, CT/St. Mark's School [MA]) sat stroke, sophomore Conor Howlett (Tampa, FL/H.B. Plant) was in the three seat, junior Parker McIntosh (Berlin, MD/Worcester Prep) was in the two seat, and senior Sean Harrison (Richmond, VA/Hazelton Area [PA]) was the bow.
Moylan was the coxswain of the Shoremen's boat in the Division II/III varsity eight. Storck sat stroke, Howlett was in the seven seat, McIntosh was in the six seat, Harrison sat in the five seat, Annab was in the four seat, Billings sat in the three seat, Cairo was in the two seat, and DiMarino was the bow.
The Shoremen return to action next Saturday and Sunday at the Worcester Invitational in Worcester, MA.