G2 Takes Second Place at NEIRAs

Last Saturday, Andover Girls Crew’s boats 1, 2 and 3 raced at New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships (NEIRAs), with G2 placing third overall, G3 placing fifth overall and G1 taking fourth in the petite finals, which determines the seventh through 12th place boats, and ninth out of 18 boats participating overall.

G3 finished first its heat with a time of 5:24.984, only 1.4 seconds ahead of the overall third place boat from St. Paul’s.

The second boat also finished first in its heat, pulling in at 5:19.28. The first boat finished with a time of 5:14.04, less than two seconds ahead of Hanover, the eighth place boat.

Coach Joe Buscaren said, “Overall this is a significant improvement from last year, thanks to the continued development of our experienced girls, and the addition of a good number of strong athletes who started rowing this past fall, and some just this spring.”

Newly elected Co-Captains Victoria Everett ’14 and Colby Fagan ’14, both strong rowers from G1, are very excited about the team’s prospects for next year, and the entire team looks forward to a great season next spring.