The Connecticut Boat Club dominated the Founder’s Day regatta, winning every girls race for the second straight year as well as the girls team championship. The Gunnery hosted the regatta Sunday at Lake Waramaug in New Preston.
CBC won five varsity races in 4+ events. The signature race of the day was the Girls 1st Final, where CBC’s top team won in 5:54.22. The team included coxswain Katherine Isaza, stroke Rosie Grinalds, Lucy Grinalds, India Knight and bow Heather Oudheusden. Greenwich Academy took second, followed by the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club.
CBC won the Girls 2nd Final with cox Ali Hornung, stroke Lexie Lynn, Maria Lycouris, Abby Stevenson and bow Tori Babchak. They finished in 5:48:15, followed by Cincinnati. In the Girls 3rd Final, CBC won with coxswain Andi Cara, stroke Maddie Stearns, Abbie Frey, Meg Galloway and bow Christine Bragg. They finished in 5:56.47, nearly 15 seconds ahead of Cincinnati.
The Girls 4th Final crew included coxswain Isaza, stroke Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Emily Crump, Caroline Cochran and Alex Enzor. The Girls 5th final won with cox Ali Horning, stroke Jackie Cloud, Courtney Kyritz, Whitney Ruhlin and bow Emily Wilson.
CBC’s two Novice boats also had the fastest times. The Novice A team included Steph Leone, Annika Heumann, Katie DeHass, Oliva Taylor and Sarah Schwartz. The Novice squad included Kendra Shutts, Kyle Maier, Jessica Ferrante, Erika Osterow and Emily Olsen. The Novice A team won by a whopping 33 seconds. Both Novice teams would have been among the top teams in the varsity races.
Norwalk-based CBC includes girls from nearly all of the Main Street Connect communities. The team will compete this weekend in the Kent Invitational. The Northeast Regional championships are scheduled for May 21 and 22 in Lowell, Mass., where CBC will look to send many of its rowers to the national championships next month.
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