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T.C. WILLIAMS CREW RACKS UP THE WINS AT THE DARRELL WINSLOW REGATTA ON APRIL 16Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - ALEXANDRIA, VA – The T.C. Williams Crew team turned in another powerful performance on Saturday, April 16, with seven Titan boats winning their races at the Darrell Winslow Regatta in Lorton.
Raced on the Occoquan Reservoir 15 miles south of DC, the Darrell Winslow is one of the largest regattas of the early spring season. About 1,700 rowers took to the water this past Saturday representing schools from around the area. Against this large, competitive field, the Titan Crew excelled. T.C. boats won seven races, capturing top honors in four categories: Men’s Second Four, Women’s Second Varsity Eight, Women’s Varsity Lightweight Eight, and Women’s Freshman Eight.
Leading the way for T.C. Williams was the Boys First Varsity 4 boat, which sprinted down the 1,500 meter course to win its heat and later took fourth place overall in the category, with a time of 5:28.0. The Boys Second 4 boat, with four rowers and a coxswain, then powered down the course to claim victory overall in its category, with a time of 5:39.7, 2 seconds ahead of Langley.
Leading for the Titan Girls was the Girls First Varsity 8, which won its heat and took fourth overall in the category of top female boat in the region. The Girls Second Varsity 8 then proved its strength with a strong finish that earned it an impressive first place finish, with a time of 5:09.4, about three seconds ahead of McLean High School. Continuing the winning streak, the Girls Varsity Lightweight 8 charged down the course to win the most decisive victory of the day, with a time of 5:26.1, almost twenty seconds ahead of closest competitor Lake Braddock. The Girls Freshman 8 turned on power as it raced down the 1,500 meter course, capturing first place in its category with a time of 5:40.3, about 9 seconds ahead of Lake Braddock. The Girls’ Junior 8 also clinched first place in its heat, taking third overall in its category, with a time of 5:51.5.
Showing the depth of the Titan crew team, the Girls’ Fourth 8 captured second place in its category, the Girls Novice Boat won second place in its flight, and the Boys Novice 8 powered down the course for a third place in its flight.
Rowers, coxswain, and coaches on the winning boats were as follows:
Boys Second 4: Coxswain Cox: Kai Linehan, Asher Elkins, Julien Depeyrot , Anthony Burke, Kevin Maldonado Aguilar; coached by Spencer Allin
Girls Second 8: Camila Cardwell (coxswain), Charlotte Carey, Grace Hogan, Lily Warden, Guilia Pastore, Emma Carroll, Grace Vannatta, Cecilia Fernandez, Rachel Suez-Knapp; coached by Gracie Barbara
Girls Varsity Lightweight 8: Paige St. John (coxswain), Anissa Ashraf, Lauren Kelly, Sierra Arnold, Leeann Richards, Tori Cook, Olivia Anthony, Sarah Scroggs, Emily Debodene; coached by Jaime Rubini
Girls Freshman 8: Paula Filios (coxswain), Chloe Marsh, Grace Fluharty, Blythe Markel, Ailysh Motinger, Marley Osboren, Charlotte Milone, Elspeth Collard, Anna Guynn; coached by Patrick Marquardt
The Titan Girls are returning to St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware next weekend for their third competition at Noxontown Pond. Both the T.C. Crew Boys and Girls will be competing at the Charlie Butt Regatta on the Georgetown waterfront on Saturday, April 30.
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