Midcoast Athletics

Megunticook Rowing juniors bring home boatload of medals

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:00am

MALDEN, Mass. — Megunticook Rowing surged to victory Sunday, May 5 at the Moose on the Malden Regatta as the Midcoast team brought home a boatload of medals.

It was a cool overcast day on the Malden River in Massachusetts with 10 clubs hailing from western Massachusetts, Cape Cod, the Boston area and Maine competing on the two-lane, 1,500 meter course.

Parents and fans in lawn chairs and hammocks lined the river's edge and cheered the rowers on.

The Megunticook Rowing first varsity girls eight (GV8+) claimed victory in a fleet of six boats with a time of 5:14:01 handily beating second place Wayneflete.

The boat was coxed by Sophie Love-Webb and rowed by Kerry Ettinger, Aniela Creek, Leah Doolen,, Katie Southworth, Sage Curtis, Elsa Chandler,Tess Meil and Kate Walker-Spencer. The boat was coached by Amy Wilton.

The Megunticook Rowing second varsity girls eight (G2V8+) triumphed in its race against Wayneflete, handily winning the contest with a time of 5:32:67 compared to their rival's time of 6:02:08.

The boat was coxed by Kat O'Brien and rowed by Eleanor Greer, Alley Johnson, Leah Bloomquist, Iselin Bratz, Sarah Van Lonkhuyzen, Alison McDonald, Oona Stewart, Lyra Kalajian and coached by Wilton.

The Megunticook Rowing varsity first boys four (BV4+) claimed bronze in a very tight race beating the fourth place boat by 0.4 seconds with a time of 5:12:47.

The boat was coxed by Charlotte Taylor and rowed by Jack Hanson, Luke James, Jason LeBlond and Devin Guptil and coached by Tristram Coburn.

Megunticook Rowings second varsity boys four (B2V4+) placed third in their race with a time of 5:29:53.

This boat was coxed by Katherine Bowen and rowed by Tristan Black, Tanner Castellano, Addison Castellano and Oliver Worner. It was coached by Tristram Coburn.

Megunticook Rowing's varsity rowers will compete at the U.S. Rowing Northeast Championships on the Merrimac River in Lowell, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

The team will then host the Maine Youth Rowing Association Championship Regatta, Dirigo Sprints, on Saturday, May 25 on Chickawaukie Pond in Rockland. Spectators are welcome to attend. 

Megunticook Rowing is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing for all people of all ages in mid-coast Maine. The junior program has grown rapidly in the last 5 years increasing from twelve to 51 rowers. This spring the team launched a very popular non-competitive middle school program. In June, Megunticook Rowing will introduce a Masters (adult) rowing program with four free evening lessons. Please visit the program’s new website at megunticookrowing.org for more information and to register.

Reach the sports department at: sports@penbaypilot.com