Hudson Valley Sports Report

FDR, WAPPINGERS CREW SHINE

Local Boats Turn In Solid Performances On Final Day Of State Championships

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and the Wappingers Crew Club both turned in winning boats on Sunday in the second and final day of the New York State Scholastic Rowing Association Championships.

The event was held at Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs.

Roosevelt’s Women’s Junior Eight boat was superb, winning the Final 2 race in a time of 5 minutes, 45.900 seconds, two seconds ahead of Baldwinsville. The boat consisted of juniors Eden Palmer, Riley Morris, Kim Senchak and coxswain Elise Meluson, along with sophomores Mackenzie Ptasienski, Catherine Graham, Sierra Madison, Rachel Perri, and freshman Lily Babcock. Rhinebeck was ninth in Final 1 in the same event.

Wappingers Crew Club won the Women’s Varsity Four (Final 3), its time of 6 minutes, 47.200 seconds beating Bay Shore High School (6:54.569). Rhinebeck was eighth and James I. O’Neill was ninth.

Roosevelt finished second in the Women’s Varsity Four, just 1.39 seconds behind Nichols School and less than a second ahead of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Newburgh placed second in the Men’s Varsity Double (Final 2), seven seconds behind the Burnt Hills Rowing Association.

In the Men’s Junior Eight, Wappingers finished second in Final 2 to Liverpool by less than two seconds, with Lourdes third and Arlington sixth.

Rhinebeck and Poughkeepsie went four-five in the Men’s Junior Four.

Newburgh placed sixth in the Women’s Varsity Eight (Final 2), and the Goldbacks were also sixth in the Men’s Varsity Four (Final 2). The Wappingers Crew Club was eighth in the same race.

Rhinebeck placed third and Roosevelt was sixth in the Men’s Lightweight Four (Final 2, 150 pounds and under). Rhinebeck rowed the event in 5 minutes, 49.372 seconds and FDR did it in 5:56.588. Newburgh was ninth in the same event. Rhinebeck also finished sixth in the Men’s Varsity Four (Final 3).

In the Women’s Junior Four (Final 2), Arlington was third in a time of 6:21.927, just over eight seconds off the winning boat. Wappingers-A was fourth, Newburgh was sixth and Wappingers-B was ninth.

Poughkeepsie placed seventh in the Men’s Junior Double (Final 1), third in the Women’s Lightweight Quad (Final 1), fifth in the Women’s Junior Quad (Final 1) and sixth in the Women’s Junior Double (Final 2). Newburgh was right behind in seventh place.

Warwick was fifth in the Men’s Lightweight Double. Warwick was also second in the Women’s Straight Four, while Poughkeepsie finished third.

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