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Crew Captures Victory on River

Crew Collage CORAOPOLIS, Pa - The Pine-Richland Crew team found success on a quick-moving Ohio River on May 5, 2019, at the Groveton Sprints. The Rams women’s varsity 8+ crew captured victory on the 1,500-meter course posting a time of 5:10.5. The win came over a Fox Chapel (5:28.9) crew that defeated the Rams the previous week at Pittsburgh Scholastic Sprints.

The Rams women’s team also took first in the varsity 4+, second place in the JV 4+, and a third-place finish in the novice 4+.

“We had a really strong start and were never really out of the lead,” Pine-Richland senior captain Grace Crankovic said of the Women’s 8+ race. “It wasn’t a perfect race by any means, but we made every stroke count.”

The varsity men opened the day by defeating three North Allegheny crews in the Men’s 4x. The same lineup repeated their effort later in the afternoon in the varsity 4+, defeating Fox Chapel and Mercyhurst Prep. The morning quickly became a duel with rival Fox Chapel. The Rams and Foxes split victories in the men’s 2x and men’s 4+, both winning one flight each. The novice men also posted their first victory of the season, winning their flight with North Allegheny, Mercyhurst Prep, and Mt. Lebanon by open water.

Pine-Richland heads westward to the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association (MSRA) Championship on Lake Dillon in Zanesville, Ohio May 11, 2019, and Sunday, May 12, 2019. Follow the Pine-Richland Crew team all year long at http://www.pinerichlandcrew.org. You can follow the team on Instagram at pinerichlandcrew.

 Photos by Photographer Kevin Chan.
Story by Susan Vigna.

Results
Women’s Varsity 8+ : 1. Pine-Richland (5:10.5), 2. Fox Chapel (5:28.9), 3. Mercyhurst Prep (5:32.0), 4. Mt. Lebanon (5:43.9)

Coxswain: Alex Catalano (‘21), Stroke: Savanna Foote (‘21), 7: Kristen Vigna (‘20), 6: Grace Crankovic (‘19), 5: Anna Jurkovec (‘20), 4: Savannah Ungor (‘21), 3: Shana Peck (‘21), 2: Vivian Chan (‘20), Bow: Ashley Moreland (‘20)

Women’s Varsity 4+ 1: Pine-Richland, 2. Fox Chapel (+0:05.7), 3. Hampton (+0:31.7) Coxswain: Alex Catalano (‘21), Stroke: Kristen Vigna (‘20), 3: Grace Crankovic (‘19), 2: Savannah Ungor (‘21), Bow: Savanna Foote (‘21)

 Women’s JV 4+ 1:  Mercyhurst Prep (6:08.9) 2. Pine-Richland (6:24.9) 3. Mt. Lebanon (6:33.8) Coxswain: Mira DeLisio (‘21), Stroke: Ashley Moreland (‘20), 3: Madison Beck (‘21), 2: Vivian Chan (‘20), Bow: Shana Peck (‘21)

Women’s Novice 4+ 1: North Allegheny (5:48.1) 2. Fox Chapel (5:48.8) 3. Pine-Richland (5:49.4) 4. Mt. Lebanon (6:12.3) 5. Mercyhurst Prep (6:41.8) Coxswain: Alex Catalano (‘21), Stroke: Jill Bish (‘22), 3: Andi Harper (‘22), 2: Saige Schlutz (‘22), Bow: Sara Welsh (‘22)

Men’s Varsity 4x 1: Pine-Richland, 2. North Allegheny A (+0:08.3), 3. North Allegheny B (+0:29.7), 4. North Allegheny C (+1:27.3) Stroke: Chris Catalano (‘20), 3: Lucas Zwastetzky (‘20), 2: Rainier Spears (‘19), Bow: Ryan Farbacher (‘19)

Men’s Varsity 4+ 1: Pine-Richland, 2. Fox Chapel (+0:16.9), 3. Mercyhurst Prep (+0:31.3) Coxswain: Sara Welsh (‘22), Stroke: Chris Catalano, 3: Ryan Farbacher (‘19), 2: Lucas Zwastetzky (‘20), Bow: Rainier Spears (‘19)

Men’s 2x Flight 1: 1. Fox Chapel (5:00.9), 2. Pine-Richland (5:06.6), 3. Mt. Lebanon (5:12.8), 4. North Allegheny A (5:15.3), 5. North Allegheny B (5:16.1) Stroke: Chris Catalano (‘20), Bow: Lucas Zwastetzky (‘20)

Men’s 2x Flight 2: 1. Pine-Richland (5:20.5), 2. Fox Chapel (5:37.6), 3. North Allegheny (5:38.7), 4. Mt. Lebanon (5:46.2) Stroke: Rainier Spears (‘19), Bow: Ryan Farbacher (‘19)

Men’s Novice 4+ 1:  Pine-Richland, 2. North Allegheny (+0:22.7), 3. Mt. Lebanon (+0:35.5), 4. Mercyhurst Prep (+0:41.8) Coxswain: Mira DeLisio (‘21), Stroke: Tommy Catalano (‘21), 3: Dan Molter (‘21), 2: James Delie (‘22), Bow: Ben Delligatti (‘22)