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PCR Kicks Off Fall Racing

Navy Day Regatta

 

Navy Day-Girls' Results

PCR successfully kicked off its 3rd year of fall racing at the Navy Day Regatta this past Saturday. What started out as a chilly morning for the elite and masters races turned into a beautiful fall afternoon on the Schuylkill River as the High School crews took to the course.

PCR’s Girls’ HS 2x set the bar high in the first race of the afternoon. Taking Coach Nicole’s advice to heart about fighting for the turns, Eleanor and Imani tore down the river overtaking 6 crews and putting them in PCR’s wake, ultimately earning a 5th place finish out of 16 crews. The girls were elated. Remember, this was the first time either of these ladies had competed in a sculling event and it certainly will not be their last!

PCR’s Girls’ Novice 8+ earned their stripes on Saturday when they competed in the first of many races for PCR. Most importantly, our novices proved that they weren’t afraid to go up against experienced crews by taking 8^th out of 11 crews in a competitive Junior Varsity field. Coach Zach has done a great job with these girls and we’re looking forward to seeing them in action again at the Head of the Schuylkill!

In the Girls’ HS 4+, PCR had 2 boats entered. In a very new line-up, including a conversion from oarsmen to coxswain for Shanel Hill, the A four showed everyone that all the hard work they put in over the summer paid off, earning themselves a 15th  place finish out of 34 crews. Look for them to pick up more speed and chemistry as they get more time together.

The B four unfortunately did not have luck on their side come race day with some sickness and breathing difficulties, but they reminded the coaches and themselves of the importance of grit by placing 27th.  Look for a big turnaround from these ladies at HOSR for sure!

Navy Day-Boys' Results

PCR’s Boys’ HS 4+ dusted off the cobwebs from a long summer and put rookie coxswain Gabe McGuoirk to the test in their race. The boys raced a strong race and placed 9^th out of 18 crews. The boys are already back to work getting in last minute preparations before heading up to Boston on Friday to compete at the Head of the Charles Regatta this Sunday.

Last but not least was the Boys’ HS 8+, who raced in one of the most competitive races of the day- the Boys Varsity 8s.  Many of these boys are only beginning their 2nd year of rowing and they rowed valiantly down the course, placing 18th. Most importantly, the boys came off the water motivated to improve, exactly what every coach loves seeing!