Oct. 30, 2010
Philadelphia, Pa. - Six boats participated in five races for the Loyola University Maryland rowing program Saturday in competition at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa.
"We've spent a long time learning to scull and I was glad to see the guys willing to stretch themselves a bit in a new racing experience," said Head Coach Al Ramirez. "It will serve us well this spring."
The Greyhounds raced two boats in the Women's Open Four with Cox and achieved their best finish of the afternoon as the "A" boat, stroked by Julianne Roccuzzo, placed 10th among the 34 competing. Loyola's "B" boat finished 24th in that race. The boat beat out crews from Drexel, Philadelphia, and Holy Cross.
The women also posted a solid outing in the Open Club Eights as the Loyola craft of Kimberly Winiarczyk, Leslie Ann Perez, Julianne Roccuzzo, Andrea Hartman, Margaret Ajello, Erin Mulhern, Susan O'Rourke and Kim Seckler came in 11th among the 22 racers. The boat missed 10th place by only a quarter of a second.
On the men's side, two Loyola boats recorded sixth-place finishes doing so among 11 boats in the Heavy Doubles and among six competitors in the Open Quads. The Open Quads craft featured Greyhounds Max McLaughlin and Paul Kalkbrenner with Tom Kelly stroking the boat. The final Greyhounds boat to race was a 16th-place finish of the 30 boats in the Open Four with Cox made up of Jordan Mastera, Thomas Kelly, Sean Baker and Josh Tarini.
Loyola raced a Men's Open 2x scull for the first time in the fall with Josh Tarini and Jordan Mastera. The pair marked the only collegiate team in the race and finished sixth out of 11 competitors.
Loyola returns to action next Saturday with competition in the Head of the Occoquan Regatta at Fairfax Station, Va.