PRINCETON, N.J. - Racing at the 2009 USRowing East and West Coast Fall Speed Orders is complete. The regattas, which are opportunities for junior and senior-level athletes with national team aspirations to test their speed, were held on Saturday, November 14 in Oakland, Calif., and Sunday, November 15 in Princeton, N.J.
On the east coast, racing took place in eight events. In the women's single sculls, USRowing Training Center's Ellen Tomek (Flushing, Mich.) clocked the fastest time, completing the 6k course in a 17:35.61. Gevvie Stone (Newton, Mass.) of Cambridge Boat Club crossed in 17:46.00, followed by USTC's Kate Bertko (Oakland, Calif.) in an 18:03.70.
In the men's single sculls, GMS Rowing Center's Michael Sivigny (Londonderry, N.H.) clocked the fastest time in a 16:33.91. USTC's Glenn Ochal (Philadelphia, Pa.) finished second in a 16:42.98, followed by Potomac Boat Club's Sam Stitt (McLean, Va.) in a 16:48.90.
In the men's pair, the USTC duo of Josh Inman (Hillsboro, Ore.) and Henrik Rummel (Pittsford, N.Y.) finished 4.92 seconds ahead of teammates David Banks (Potomac, Md.) and Charlie Cole (New Canaan, Conn.). Inman and Rummel clocked a 15:35.38, with Banks and Cole in a 15:40.30. The University of Wisconsin duo of Ross James (DeKalb, Ill.) and Grant James (DeKalb, Ill.) crossed third in a 15:42.19.
Hillary Saeger (Dedham, Mass.) of Riverside Boat Club won the lightweight women's single sculls race in an 18:36.90, followed by Union Boat Club's Catherine Infantino (Boston, Mass.) in an 18:57.27. Vesper Boat Club's Jeannette Daley (Cohasset, Mass.) crossed third in a 19:00.08.
Union Boat Club's Steve Tucker (Mooresvillle, Ind.) clocked the fastest time in the lightweight men's single sculls with a time of 16:49.46. USTC/Malta Boat Club's Shane Madden (Ambler, Pa.) finished second in a 17:05.98, followed by Riverside Boat Club's Peter Morelli (Cambridge, Mass.) in a 17:10.91.
The USTC duo of Will Daly (Vail, Colo.) and Nick Lacava (Weston, Conn.) won the lightweight men's pair by nearly 20 seconds. Daly and Lacava clocked a 15:36.05, followed by Riverside Boat Club's Andrew Diebold (North Wales, Pa.) and Greg McKallagat (Andover, Mass.) in a 15:55.66.
In junior events, racing was contested in the men's and women's single sculls. New Canaan High School Crew Club's Andrew Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) won the junior men's single by 42 seconds. Campbell clocked a 17:16.09, followed by Saugatuck Rowing Club's Max Meyer-Bosse (Westport, Conn.) in a 17:58.10.
New Canaan High School Crew Club's Marianne Hoeft (New Canaan, Conn.) won the junior women's single race by 16.9 seconds, clocking a 19:47.10. The Ursuline School's Alycia Daloia-Moore (Bronx, N.Y.) crossed second in a 20:03.95.
Racing in four events was completed yesterday on the west coast. In the men's single sculls, USTC/California Rowing Club's Warren Anderson (Paso Robles, Calif.) won in an 18:05.0. USTC/CRC's Will Miller (Duxbury, Mass.) crossed second in an 18:22.0, followed by Dolphin Rowing Club's Michael Perry (Ann Arbor, Mich.) in an 18:30.0.
In the women's single sculls, Lindsay Meyer (Seattle, Wash.) clocked the fastest time in a 20.14.0. USTC's Erin Cafaro (Modesto, Calif.) crossed second in a 20:36.0, with USTC's Susan Francia (Abbington, Pa.) third in a 21:08.0.
Tyler Otto (Burke, Va.) and Blaise Didier (San Francisco, Calif.) won the men's pair race by three seconds, clocking a 17:27.0. The USTC/CRC duo of Silas Stafford (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and Mark Murphy (Madison, Wis.) crossed second in a 17:30.0, followed by Alex Syverson (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Aaron Frankl (Chevy Chase, Md.) in an 18:15.0.
Racing unopposed in the men's lightweight single sculls, Erik Brakebill (Sacramento, Calif.) completed the course in a 20.27.0.
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