Hudson Valley Sports Report


The W.A.R.S. Regatta, That Is, As Roosevelt and Warwick Crew Shine

POUGHKEEPSIE – In the first big high school crew meet of the season, both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Warwick boats shined in the annual W.A.R.S. Regatta on the Hudson River on Saturday morning.

The event featured 11 clubs – Rhinebeck, Kingston, Arlington, Spackenkill, Cortland Community Rowing, Wappingers Crew Club, O’Neill, Suffern, and Poughkeepsie, along with FDR and Warwick.

Roosevelt captured its flight in the women’s first eight in a time of 5 minutes, 33.81 seconds, edging Rhinebeck less than three seconds, as well as winning the women’s senior four.

(Roosevelt’s girls varsity first eight. Photo provided.)

The Presidents’ boys team won the first and second eight races, the latter with an impressive 22.88-second advantage.

Warwick’s boys won the lightweight four and senior four, and the girls took the varsity eight.

Rhinebeck was a double winner in the men’s lightweight four and the women’s senior four in its flight.

Arlington won a flight of the women’s lightweight four, Wappingers captured the men’s varsity eight, and Poughkeepsie took its flight in the girls lightweight four.

The Pioneers had the fastest time of either flight in boat featuring coxswain Hannah Raizman (Cox), Kelly Cwik, Yolvelis Martinez, Jasmine Garvin and Victoria Horner.

“We had a very good first race of the season,” Poughkeepsie coach Michael Smith said. “If we start getting spring weather and more water time, we can start working on gaining speed.”

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