Club Nationals Final Results

A number of Exonians raced a combined total of over 65 kilometers meters last week among thousands of other rowers at the 2008 USRowing Club National Championships on the Cooper River in Camden, New Jersey. In addition to the highly competitive pool of athletes present at the regatta, many choose to row in multiple events despite ninety-degree heat and humid conditions on the racecourse. In the following list, click each event name to see a results summary for that event, or click the race name to see the detailed results from that race.Ryan Jones ’09 and coxswain and boys co-captain Alex Manfull ’09 competed for Boston Rowing Club in the Mens Intermediate Eight (8+), the Mens Junior 8+, and the Mens Junior Coxed Four (4+).

  • After a definitive win in the junior 4+ heats, Manfull’s boat cruised to a 5.20 second first-place finish in the Friday semifinals. In the Saturday afternoon final, the four finished a close second, 1.30 seconds behind the Boston USRowing Development Camp.
  • After a similarly comfortable win in junior 4+ heats, Jones’ four was not able to hang on in the semifinal in the four, finishing one place and 1.61 seconds out of contention for the final.
  • Jones and Manfull raced together in the junior 8+, easily winning their heat for the junior 8+, to qualify for the Friday semifinal, where they finished second to the Boston USRowing Development Camp and qualified for the Sunday morning final. In this race, Jones and Manfull came back from their second place finish to beat the USRowing boat by 3.54 seconds to take first place and gold medals.
  • After a solid second-place finish in the intermediate 8+ heat, Manfull and Jones’ eight finished third in the final behind perennial powerhouse Pennsylvania Athletic Club and USRowing Development Camp.

Luke Thoms ’08 competed for Quad City Rowing Club in the Mens Junior Quadruple Sculls (4x) and the Mens Junior Single Sculls (1x).

  • After finishing third in a tightly contested semifinal for the quad on Friday morning, Thoms finished 6th in the final.
  • After rowing well in the junior single heats, Thoms finished third in his semifinal, missing the second-place requirement to qualify for the finals.

Chris Courtin ’06 and coxswain and girls co-captain Katie Courtin ’09 competed for West Side Rowing Club in the Mens Intermediate 4+.

  • Courtin and Courtin repeated their first-place in their heat with a first-place finish in the intermediate 4+ semifinal. In the Sunday final, the four could not keep up with fast crews from Vesper and Penn. A.C. and took third.

Jeremy Bernstein ’07 competed for Potomac Boat Club in the Mens Intermediate Double Sculls (2x) and Mens Intermediate Quadruple Sculls.

  • After a solid first-place finish in the intermediate double heat, and a second place finish in the semifinal, Bernstein finished sixth in Saturday’s final.
  • In the intermediate quad, Bernstein sculled to a solid 6.48 second win in the Saturday semifinal. In the Sunday final, his boat couldn’t hang on to the pack, finishing fifth.

Meredith Mead ’07 competed for Riverside Boat Club in the Womens Senior 4+, the Womens Intermediate 4+, and the Womens Intermediate 8+.

  • Mead raced in the semifinal for the intermediate 8+ on Saturday, finishing third in a rare 1/100 second dead heat with Clemson. Such ties are very rare when electronic timing is used, but as the photo finish shows, both bow balls are exactly even. In the unusual seven-boat final, Mead’s eight ended up finishing fourth.
  • After finishing second in the intermediate 4+ heat, Mead’s boat wasn’t able to make it in the semifinal, finishing sixth in the top-three qualifier.
  • Mead raced in the Saturday semifinal for the senior 4+, but came up short in the competitive, top two to progress qualifier, finishing sixth.

Rebecca Freeman-Slade ’10 competed for Community Rowing in the Womens Junior Double Sculls, the Womens Junior Quadruple Sculls, and the Womens Intermediate Lightweight 4+.

  • Freeman-Slade raced in the competitive semifinal for the intermediate lightweight 4+ on Saturday but came up short, finishing fourth in the top-three qualifier.
  • In her Wednesday morning heat for the junior double, Freeman-Slade finished fourth, missing the top-two qualifier for the semifinals.
  • In her Thursday morning heat for the junior quad, Freeman-Slade finished fourth, barely a length off of third place and a spot in the semifinals.

Christina Hanlon ’10 competed for East End Rowing Club in the Womens Junior Double Sculls and the Womens Junior Single Sculls.

  • In her Wednesday morning heat for the junior double, Hanlon finished fifth, missing the top-two qualifier for the semifinals.
  • In her Thursday morning heat for the junior single, Hanlon finished third, missing the top-two qualifier for the semifinals by only a couple lengths.

Many of the same boats will race again at the annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catherines, Ontario from August 4-10. In addition, a few Exonians are among the rowers competing for medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, which begin on August 8th.



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