Congratulations to Blair Crew for an amazing performance in the WMIRA Championship Regatta on Saturday, May 12th. The girls Novice Eight defeated powerhouse teams, Whitman, Walter Johnson and BCC in a 1500 meter race on the Potomac River in Washington, DC. The girls took home gold medals and the Silver Cup trophy.The girls Novice Eight defeated powerhouse teams, Whitman, Walter Johnson and BCC in a 1500 meter race on the Potomac River in Washington, DC. They are the first Blair Crew team ever to have earned qualification for for SRAA Junior Nationals! Ms. Renay Johnson, Blair Principal, was on hand for a photo opportunity as the girls came off the water. Way to go Keianna, Jeanne, Chloe, Alexandra, Sadie, Emily, Martha, Cailyn and Maddie P! You guys deserve those gold medals!
The Varsity Boys and the Varsity Girls also did well in their heats and advanced to Finals. The Novice Boys Four raced against powerhouse teams, Gonzaga, BCC and DeMatha. They rowed a good race, but did not make it to Finals.
The WV4+ (in a new boat with only 20 minutes of previous water time) placed third in their heat and went on to race in the Petite Finals. They defeated Holton Arms and earned a medal. Congratulations to Jeanne, Annie O, Kirin, Naomi and coxswain Jakob, who stepped in at the last minute!
The MV8+ defeated Georgetown Day School, DeMatha and St. Johns College in their heat, and were in a competitive Petite Final with Wilson and Bishop O’Connell finishing the race ahead of them.
The WV8+ finished their heat four seconds behind Whitman, earning them the No. 2 spot in a five-boat Final. They pushed hard against Whitman, BCC and a come-from-behind Bishop Ireton, who surged into third place in the last 200 meters of the race.
The WN4 burned up their heat with the fastest time – which was also the second fastest across both heats. In the final, the four boats provided a tough and close finish with Blair capturing 3rd place overall.
All the boats raced at their competitive best and we couldn’t be more proud of their performances.
Thank you to everyone, even the Alternates who came out to cheer on the team! Thank you to parents and families! We have the most amazing team, with the best team spirit and a great attitude! Thank you for making all the hard work so much fun!
Full results can be found at www.row2k.com