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4/14/19 Manny Flick - STA Race Report, Photos & Video

By Kirsten Albers & Aasheema Hudda, 04/19/19, 12:45AM EDT

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Race report from Coach Haley:

The STA and NCS crews attended the historic Manny Flick regatta on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia this past Sunday. This was another first for the program. The Manny Flick is a series of races that take place in Philly each year and we were there for Flick #5. It was a great experience for the team to race on the course where the Stotesbury Cup regatta will take place later in May. In addition many of our athletes have never raced here because last year’s Stotesbury was moved to New Jersey.

The day started with a solid win for the STA 2nd 8. They were strong from start to finish winning with open water over a solid field. This crew has built confidence all season and this race was no exception. The second race of the day was the 1st 8. Our boys finished 6.5 seconds behind a strong St. Joe’s Prep crew and within a few seconds of a strong field. I was pleased with this result. The 1v did not have a great week of practice and were out in the unfavorable lane 5. I feel like this showed that we can hang with some of the regions best, but it also proved that we have work to do to close that gap. Our freshman 8 performed very well coming in 3rd out of 18 in their time trial. These guys have come a long way in the short period of time that they have rowed. They showed good poise on a big stage and were less than 5 seconds behind first place Niskayuna and second place St. Joe’s Prep. Our final race was the boys 3rd 8 rowing in the Junior 8 category. With 2 freshman and a novice oarsman they came in a solid 6th place out of 17 crews.

Looking back on the day I would say that the goals of the weekend were accomplished. We had respectable results against some quality crews and did a dry run of The Stotesbury Cup regatta. Thanks to all who supported this effort.

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Enjoy the photos and video below.  Many thanks to Susan Harreld, Susan Gerber and Sarah Williams for taking them.

 

 

Manny Flick STA Freshman (Sarah Williams)