Erg Sprints Race Report from Coach Greg King

2017-02-04 08.51.14-2NCS attended the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. At this event, the girls are assigned one rowing machine amongst hundreds lined up carefully and occupying a full gymnasium. Cables connecting all the ergometers show real-time racing statistics on screens throughout the room, and hundreds of parents and coaches fill the bleachers and surround the ergs to view the pieces. With nerves running high, the team had their first chance of the year to compete against local athletes from all over the region. The women’s 20-minute row was the highest subscribed event of the day with 130 athletes participating. Despite the unfriendly and unfamiliar conditions, the girls of NCS fared well, placing 7 athletes in the top 20, and 16 in the top 50%. Some rowers struggled but others managed to post personal bests for this particular piece. Captain Serena Irwin took the overall bronze medal, rowing 5101 meters. The girls are now looking forward to finishing the winter strong and getting back to the river soon.

Erg Sprints Race Report from Coach Ted Haley

2017-02-04 08.15.27The STA boys attended the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints at TC Williams High School in Alexandria VA on February 4. This event is a good kick-off to the competitive part of the rowing calendar It also gives us a chance to see how the winter training has prepared the athletes. We entered our boys in the 20-minute row and the results were very good. The highlight of the day was Nathan Manrique’s victory with a score of 5949 meters. He was followed by Hugh Jia’s 5810 meters. These Form VI captains have done a great job with their winter preparation and have been a model for all of the rowers. Nathan’s score was the best ever recorded at Mid-Atlantics. There were several other good results for the boys. Jake Duffy won a silver in the lightweight category with a score of 5507 meters.

Assistant coach, Kieren Emery has brought an aggressive training plan to our crew this winter. He should be commended for preparing the team as we transition to the Potomac River.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze and other Great Work at Erg Sprints!

Nathan GoldCongratulations to Nathan Manrique on his gold medal and new record, to Jake Duffy for his silver medal in the lightweight 20-minute event, and to Serena Irwin on her bronze medal at the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints in Alexandria, VA on February 4! Enjoy the photos and check out the coaches’ Race Reports for the boys and girls.

 

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New Info about Spring Training

Our dates have stayed the same, Saturday March 25th to Saturday April 1st.  However, please note that we will be flying to Tampa this year.  We will leave DC on Saturday March 25th (Kids will need to report to DCA at 8:30am for an 11am flight) to arrive in Tampa at 1:28pm.  Coming home, we will leave Tampa on Saturday April 1st on a 2:10pm flight to arrive back in DC at 4:24pm.

More details will be forthcoming, but in the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Jenny Irwin  —  jennysirwin@gmail.com.

It was a busy weekend at Head of the Charles!

24f717b0-8080-4185-b4c0-ba18959f931dCongratulations to our rowers, alumni and Ted who braved wind and cold temps to row at the Head of the Charles regatta this weekend. 23551bb9-ae8e-4db8-a453-26a69fd921a9 img_0435We had current rowers representing TBC, Jack Abeel (STA ’15) rowing for Brown, Hadley Irwin (NCS ’16) rowing for Princeton, and Ted Haley rowing with Georgetown alumni. Do you have other photos from this weekend? Send them to cathedralcrewteams@gmail.com.