American Lake Scrimmage

American Lake Scrimmage

The spring crew season has proven a challenging one so far with regatta weather conditions so the junior crew picked up the pieces with a visit to American Lake on Sunday to scrimmage against Olympia Area Rowing and Commencement Bay Rowing Club.

The conditions were breezy but rowable and the course returned to the standard 2000 meter length for juniors.  Vashon won both singles events with Katrina Heffernan taking the women’s race and Liam McConnell the men’s.  Kirsten Girard and Kalie Heffernan won the women’s double then jumped in a quad with Rhea Enzian and Katrina to take that event as well.  The lightweight women’s four won their  race with KaiLi Scheer, Maddie McEachern, Virginia Miller and Shannon Lipe coxed by Ally Clevenger.   Shannon and KaiLi also won their double race.

Coach Richard Parr summed up the day as “a really worthwhile day of rowing and a big confidence booster especially for the novice women and the lightweight men (with two second place finishes).  The weather hasn’t been very cooperative these last three weeks so it is great to get some quality racing in.”

The varsity rowers will race at the Husky Open at University of Washington’s Montlake Cut course next Saturday, April 4th.

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