Friday, 25 November 2011 00:00
A week after competing in the world’s largest regatta in Boston, Manhasset’s crew team traveled to Philadelphia to race in the 41st annual Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. This 2.5-mile head race along the scenic Schuylkill River is a two-day event that included approximately 5,800 rowers competing in more than 1,300 boats from 23 different states as well as from England, Canada and Australia.
With a weekend that started with a raw first day of racing that included freezing temperatures, sleet and snow, thankfully the wintry weather passed overnight and Sunday provided a clear day for the high school races.
Manhasset’s Mens High School Four with Cox (under 17) captured a Gold Medal, placing first out of 23 boats. Competing in this event for Manhasset were Damien Quinn, Alan Delaney, Tom Kuehn, Tom Quaranta, and Jordan Kostoulas (coxswain).
Head Coach Hugo Guardado-Henriquez noted that, “Of the 11 Manhasset boats that raced in this competitive regatta, most finished in the top 25 percent in their event. A special shout out goes to the Mens HS Four on their 1st place finish. The entire coaching staff was very pleased with Manhasset’s strong showing overall and the depth of the team’s performance in this contest at both the Varsity and Novice levels.”
In addition to the Under 17 Mens HS Four, Manhasset’s racing results were:
Mens HS Four with Cox (Under 19): 6th out of 39
Womens HS Four with Cox (Under 19): 5th out of 44
Womens HS Four with Cox (Under 17): 6th out of 26
Mens HS Non-Varsity/Lower Boats 8 (Under 19) – Two Entries: 4th and 25th out of 38
Womens HS Non-Varsity/Lower Boats 8 (Under 19) – Two Entries: 4th and 19th out of 31
Mens HS First and Second Varsity 8 (Under 19) – Two Entries: 9th and 19th out of 35
Womens HS First and Second Varsity 8 (Under 19): 8th out of 34