By finishing in the top half, Arlington-Belmont Girls Fours secured a place in next year's regatta.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Arlington-Belmont Crew Club had two entries in the 48th annual Head of the Charles Regatta that was held on the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21. One of the most prestigious of all regattas, this year it drew more than 2,000 entries from nearly 700 clubs coming from 37 states in the U.S. and 22 countries. The Arlington-Belmont girls Fours – four rowers, each with a single oar, along with a coxswain – finished in 37th out of a total of 85 entries. In a very tight race – the top four boats were separated by less than 10 seconds – Arlington-Belmont finished only a minute and a half behind the winner, with a time of 20:56. Rowing were Laurie VanBenschoten, Annalise Routenberg, Katelyn …
Impressive results at Head of the Merrimack, will be back on the same river this Saturday.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Entering 13 boats in the regatta, Arlington-Belmont Crew started its fall season racing in the Head of the Merrimack on Saturday, Sept. 22. The annual race drew 105 entries from 18 clubs to compete in a series of 4-mile (6.4 km) races on the Merrimack River in Methuen. AB Crew – a club sport that draws its members from Arlington and Belmont High schools – this season has 49 girls and 66 boys, pushing off with 13 varsity and novice boats last Saturday, which competed in the same races. The girls 8+ (8 with coxswain) A-boat took third place out of 18 boats in a hotly contested race, finishing less than 30 seconds behind the winner, with a time of 24:04. Rowing were Laurie VanBenschoten, Annalise Routenberg, Megan McMenimen, Katelyn Hamilton…