PHILADELPHIA - The Loyola University Maryland men's and women's crew teams competed in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta on Saturday at the Schuylkill River.
"Many of the crews exhibited goo technical improvements over their last race at teh Navy Day Regatta," Head Coach Al Ramirez said. "Our goal is to race faster and better at each subsequent regatta, so we are pleased with the results."
In the first race of the morning, the men's lightweight four (Craig MacAdams , James McCarron , Theodore Fortier , Robert Moore and Patrick Flynn) narrowly finished just ahead of Loyola's heavyweight four. Craig Spicer , Bryan Carney , Filip Zigic , Joe Wawrzynski and Keenan Gibbons took 15th out of 36 boats, recording a time of 15:30.69. The men's lightweight finished 14th, coming in nearly four seconds ahead of the other Loyola crew.
The men's and women's novice eight finished 12th and 10th, respectively. The men clocked a time of 15:09.08, while the women's crew crossed the finish line in 16:46.19.
The Greyhounds' boat, which included Grigitis and Papadatos, took eighth (20:17.47) in the women's heavy doubles, while Gibbons and Nona Sharp finished third (21:13.09) in the women's lightweight pair.
Loyola entered two boats into the men's eight race, as boat "A" of MacAdams, Carney, Fortier, McCarron, Zigic, Moore, Spicer, Wawrzynski and Flynn took 15th (14:14.86), and boat "B" of William Alexopoulos, Victor Santiago, Austin Drexel, Matthew McCarthy, Cooper Manning, David Dukenik, Christopher Taylor, Walter Horan and Rabenberg took 20th (15:07.24).
Loyola returns to action next Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Head of the Occoquan.