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25th May 2008

Andover Rowing Association travelled to Lowell today for the MPSRA Championship Regatta...
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18th May 2008

The Northeast/Mid-Atlantic District Championship was held today on Mercer Lake in NJ. Essex crews...
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11th May 2008

Essex Rowing swept Lowell High today at home on the Merrimack...
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4th May 2008

Essex Rowing traveled upriver today to compete in the 4th Annual Lowell Invitational Regatta...
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19th April 2008

Essex Rowing hosted Cambridge Ringe and Latin and Duxbury Bay Maritime Schools to open its regular season today...
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8th March 2008

The inaugural Essex Rowing Indoor Invitational was held at Methuen High School today...
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24th February 2008

Essex Rowing sent athletes from each of its Junior and Masters teams to the C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints this weekend...
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13th October 2007

Essex Rowing's Junior teams traveled to Pembroke, NH this weekend for the New Hampshire Championship Regatta...
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30th September 2007

Three crews from Essex Rowing traveled upstream to Lowell to compete in the Textile River Regatta this weekend...
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Masters Women's Eight Takes First in Season Opener

Methuen, MA – June 8, 2008 – Essex Rowing Club, Inc.’s Masters Women’s Eight traveled to Shelton, CT yesterday to race in the Derby Sweeps and Sculls Regatta. The women won their flight by clear water in the 1000m race, clocking a 3:43.16 to finish over seven seconds ahead of second place Saugatuck Rowing Association.

This was the women’s first race of the summer competitive season and their first race since competing indoors at the C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints in February. The women were in the second of three flights for their event, each with four boats. Flights were determined by grouping crews of similar average age and handicap. Essex’ final, adjusted time was 3:38.06, 4.52 seconds ahead of Saugatuck and 6.45 ahead of third place Norwalk River Rowing Association. Farmington Valley Rowing Association placed forth with an adjusted time of 3:57.25.

The race was slow to begin as crews struggled to achieve alignment for the floating start. Once the starting command was given however, the Essex women were quick to establish a lead and 20 strokes in had an eight seat advantage on their closest competition. The women continued to push for the remainder of the distance and finished with length open water lead.

“Everyone was happy to get in a solid piece today and come out on top [of the competition],” said Coach Travis Gardner following the race. “We knew the boat had been moving well at practice but didn’t really have any competitive gauge to see where that placed us against the other crews in the region. Our goal today was to set a benchmark and identify key areas we need to work on, and we did that. It was great to win of course but there’s a lot more speed to pull out of this crew before Henley. The women know that and we’re all excited to get back to work on Monday.”

The women will travel to Philadelphia next weekend for the Schuylkill Navy Regatta.

Essex Rowing Club, Inc. Masters Women’s Eight
Coxswain; Ellen Miceli, Bradford, MA
Stroke; Farah Smith, Andover, MA
7 seat; Jane Spiro, Boxford, MA
6 seat; Sheila Stevenson, Andover, MA
5 seat; Marianne Merritt, Andover, MA
4 seat; Laura Mansfield, Haverhill, MA
3 seat; Kristin Zampell, Hampton, NH
2 seat; Katie Mannix, Andover, MA
Bow; Cookie Miller, Andover, MA


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