Shoremen's Freshman Four Wins at Kerr Cup

Varsity Pair Finishes Third Overall

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Washington College men's rowing team won the freshman four and took third overall in the varsity pair at the Kerr Cup Regatta today in Philadelphia.

In the freshman four, which was a three-boat event, Washington won in 8:00.1. Drexel was second in 8:05.3, while Catholic was third in 9:51.1. Freshman Christie Phebus (Trappe, MD/Easton) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's freshman 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.

Sophomores Anthony Cairo (Port Murray, NJ/Warren Hills) and Dominic DiMarino (Wilmington, DE/Concord) rowed in the varsity pair for the Shoremen. In their heat, they finished second of four boats in 9:00.6 to advance to the final. Drexel won the heat in 8:50.8, Penn State was third in 9:10.6, and Villanova was fourth in 9:17.1. Their third-place time in the final was 8:42.9. Drexel won the final in 8:24.5, La Salle was second in 8:39.7, Penn State was fourth in 8:53.1, Loyola was fifth in 9:05.1, and Philadelphia U. was sixth in 9:55.0.

The Shoremen also had two boats in the varsity four, neither of which advanced out of its heat. The "A" boat was third in its five-boat heat, just missing qualifying for the final, in 8:04.7. Franklin & Marshall won that heat in 7:46.4, Philadelphia University was second in 7:58.0, Drexel "B" was fourth in 8:40.1, and Penn State "C" was fifth in 8:52.0 The "B" boat was fifth of five boats in its heat in 8:03.0. Penn State "A" won that heat in 7:45.3, Fordham "B" was second in 7:52.0, Drexel "A" was third in 8:01.1, and Loyola "A" was fourth in 8:02.2.

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, sophomore Conor Howlett (Tampa, FL/H.B. Plant) was in the three seat, senior Sean Harrison (Richmond, VA/Hazelton Area [PA]) was in the two seat, and junior Parker McIntosh (Berlin, MD/Worcester Prep) was the bow.

Sophomore Chris Moylan (Silver Spring, MD/DeMatha) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's "B" boat in the varsity four. Sophomore Rob Billings (Easton, MD/Easton) sat stroke, senior Miqdad Annab (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) was in the three seat, sophomore Jack McCarthy (Long Beach Island, NJ/The Hun School) was in the two seat, and sophomore Max Villa (Great Meadows, NJ/Pope John XXIII) was the bow.

The Shoremen return to action one week from today at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships in York County, PA.

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