Shoremen's Varsity Eight Advances to Petite Final Against Division I Schools at Murphy Cup

Shoremen's Varsity Eight Advances to Petite Final Against Division I Schools at Murphy Cup

CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- The Washington College men's rowing team's varsity eight advanced to the petite final of its event at the Murphy Cup today in Cherry Hill, N.J. The Shoremen had a total of four boats compete at the regatta, racing almost exclusively against boats from Division I schools.

The varsity eight was third of five boats in its heat in 6:16.30 to advance to the petite final. Virginia won the heat in 6:05.19, while Delaware was second in 6:09.36. Villanova was fourth in 6:19.64, while Pittsburgh was fifth in 6:35.57.  In the petite final, the Shoremen finished sixth of six boats. Army won the race in 6:05.38, Boston College was second in 6:07.38, Saint Joseph's third in 6:08.24, North Carolina fourth in 6:11.72, and Bucknell fifth in 6:22.52. 

The Shoremen's varsity four was fourth of five boats in its heat in 7:29.71. Colgate won the race in 6:58.51, followed by Rhode Island in second (7:01.89) and Bucknell in third (7:04.54). Fellow Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference team Rutgers-Camden was fifth in 8:52.16. Rutgers-Camden was the only boat from a non-Division I school any of the Shoremen's crews raced the entire day.

Washington's novice four was fifth of six boats in its heat in 8:07.78. Virginia won the race in 7:14.52, Lehigh was second in 7:34.10, Army "A" was third in 7:41.43, and North Carolina "B" was fourth in 7:45.93. Army "B" was sixth in 8:47.21. 

The Shoremen's junior varsity eight was sixth of six boats in its heat in 6:37.00. Drexel won the race in 6:05.09. Michigan was second in 6:07.30. Holy Cross was third in 6:08.74, Boston College fourth in 6:18.78, and North Carolina fifth in 6:30.02.

Junior John Gould (Litchfield, Conn./The Gunnery) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's varsity eight. Sophomore Zee Ali (Galloway, N.J./Absegami) sat stroke, junior Ryan Miranda (Farmington, Conn./Farmington) was in the seven seat, sophomore Teddy Connell (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) was in the six seat, sophomore Stuart Grosvenor (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) sat in the five seat, senior Jack Christ (Hydes, Md./Jemicy Upper School) was in the four seat, freshman Joe Stockburger (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) sat in the three seat, freshman Chris Eggstein (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield Memorial) was in the two seat, and junior Mark Boissonneault (Bowie, Md./DeMatha) was the bow.

Freshman Kelly Valette (Springfield, Va./Lake Braddock) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's junior varsity eight. Junior Sean Haynie (Hampstead, Md./Calvert Hall) sat stroke, junior Nathaniel Giblin (Cazenovia, N.Y./St. Johnsbury Academy [Vt.]) was in the seven seat, junior Ian Briggs (Huntsville, Ala./The Gow School [N.Y.]) sat in the six seat, freshman Jeffrey Wrobel (Henrico, Va,/home school)  was in the five seat, junior T. Ian Flinn (Marlton, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep) was in the four seat, freshman Samson Ramasamy (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) sat in the three seat, sophomore Alexander Blue (Haddon Township, N.J./Haddon Township) sat in the two seat, and senior Ben Sproule (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) was the bow.

Sophomore Isabelle Ryan (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's varsity four. Freshman Ethan LaLumia (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) sat stroke, sophomore Theo Aris (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) sat in the three seat, freshman Toby Puleo (Trumansburg, N.Y./Charles O. Dickerson) was in the two seat, and sophomore Joey Erlandson (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) was the bow. 

Freshman Tori Swanson (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of WIlmington) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's novice four. Freshman Santiago Andrade (Belleville, N.J./Belleville)  sat stroke, freshman Anders Larson (Waterville, N.Y./Waterville) was in the three seat, sophomore Daniel Benton (Dover, Pa./Dover) sat in the two seat, and freshman Tommy Heffernan (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) was the bow. 

The Shoremen return to action next Saturday when they host La Salle on the Chester River.