Men’s Crew Team Boasts Two Winners at New England Rowing Championships
Two Middlebury boats won their respective races at the 2016 New England Rowing Championships (NERC) on April 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. The events were held on Lake Quinsigamond and were hosted by the Quinsigamond Rowing Association (QRA).
The men’s second varsity four boat was also victories on Sunday. The crew advanced out of the heat races with a time of 7:30.8 to earn a spot in the grand finals. In the final six-team race, the Panthers won the gold with a time of 7:18.9. The victory was the first ever for the school in a men’s second varsity four race at the NERC.
Comprising the winning squad were Lea LeGardeur ’18 (coxswain), Huy Nguyen ’16 (stroke), Charlie Hull ’18 (three seat), captain Geoffrey Genova ’16 (two seat) and Nicholas Cogswell ’18 (bow).The varsity four took home a New England title for the first time since 1995. Middlebury moved out of the heats and into the grand finals with a time of 6:55.2 in the qualifying race. The crew of Caroline Moynihan ’16 (coxswain), Nick Milazzo ’18.5 (stroke), Jonah Conlin ’18.5 (three seat), Philip Hoxie ’18 (two seat) and Ian Delabie (bow) then won gold in the grand final with a time of 7:01.3.
The men’s varsity four boat will continue its season at the famed Dad Vail Regatta, which runs May 12-14 on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The Dad Vail is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, with over 100 colleges and Universities from the U.S. and Canada competing.