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Silver Lined Clouds at City Champs

Participants in the Broad Street Run faced challenging weather conditions Sunday. They weren't alone.

The Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association held the City Championships on the Schuylkill River and rain/chilly temps tried hard to put a damper on the proceedings.

They did not succeed against Penn Charter, which was one of 71 competing schools from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (along with one from New York). According to the PSRA's website, 545 kids took part.

The Quakers earned two seconds. In the boys JV single, junior Stephen Flemming posted a time of 5 minutes, 49.77 seconds. Faring well in the girls varsity duals, with a time of 5:52.63, were junior Kelsey White and senior Sally Stanley.

"The two boats who medaled pushed into crews that have challenged them all season," coach Katherine Farrell said, "and left the boat house feeling satisfied with the progress they've made."

PC also notched two fourth place finishes: freshman William Tanner in the boys novice single (7:31.79) and the girls novice quad team of soph Isabella Hondros, ninth graders Sydney Nixon and Zoe Tierno and junior Lucy Alter (6:29.49).

The girls JV quad team placed sixth in 5:56.77. That quartet included juniors Maddie Whitehead and Julie Webb, soph Maria Perry and junior Emma Grugan. 

Again, 71 schools were competing.

"I'm extremely proud of all our boats today," Farrell said. "(We're) ready to conquer the rest of the May champ races."

See more photos on our flickr page.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, spring sports on Tuesday May, 3, 2016 at 04:33PM
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