From: Matt: The final regatta of this fall came on Sunday (Oct. 25, 2009) in Worcester. Wayland-Weston returned to Lake Quinsigamond to defend its fall MPSRA state title. In the end, Wayland-Weston came away with four crew state titles: the girls team points trophy, boys team points trophy, and overall team points trophy.

Wayland Weston Crew at State Championships, Fall 09
Video features shots of each Wayland-Weston Crew team as they crossed the finish line in the Fall 2009 Mass. Public Schools Rowing Association Regatta in Worcester, MA, Sunday, October 25th.
Videography and production by Joe Vitagliano, Wayland

The Results:
Starting the day were the boys novice 8’s placing 1st and 7th of 10 crews. The boys “A” boat dominated the event, completing the course in 14:12.72, besting 2nd place Duxbury by 50 seconds! The boys “B” entry bested all “B” entries, the “A” entry from Medford, and were 2 and 5 seconds off of “A” entries from Hingham and Shrewsbury.
Next up were the novice girls, placing 2nd and 10th of 12 crews. The novice “A” boat showed tremendous improvement in just one day closing 32 seconds on Bromfield from the previous day. The “B” crew place 10th besting crews from Lowell and Medford.
Immediately following the girls novice 8’s were the Boys and Girls Varsity 4’s. The Boys 4+ finished in 3rd place with a bronze medal behind Worcester and Duxbury.
The Girls race two varsity 4’s, finishing 1st and 5th of 13. The “A” entry passed defending champions Cambridge Rindge and Latin and bested 2nd place Lowell by 40 seconds! The “B” boat finishing 5th rowed a very strong race beating all “B” entries and a number of “A” boats.
The Boys raced 3 varsity 8’s placing 1st, 5th, and 9th of 15 crews. The V8 took home the state title in a time of 18:49, winning by 6 seconds. The “B” entry bested all “B” crews and a number of “A” boats. The “C” entry was the fastest “C” crew and would have placed third among “B” entries.
Finishing the day were the Girls varsity 8’s finishing 1st, 6th, and 10th of 12 entries. The 1st V8 ran away with the win in a time of 20:36.7, besting 2nd place Lowell by nearly 47 seconds. The “B” entry was the fastest “B” boat by over a minute, and the “C” crew (the only C entry in the event) finishing 10th bested “B” crews from Shrewsbury and Worcester.

State Championship Crews:

  • Boys 1st Novice 8+
  • Boys 1st Varsity 8+
  • Girls Varsity 4+
  • Girls Varsity 8+

Boys Team State Champions

Girls Team State Champions

Overall 2009 Team Fall State Champions

A great end to an extremely successful fall season, see everyone in the spring!

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