Juniors Compete at Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

posted Aug 11, 2014, 3:34 PM by Westford Littleton Crew   [ updated Aug 11, 2014, 3:40 PM ]
Last week, ten members of the Westford Littleton Community Crew team competed at the 132nd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The girls, including Lilly Keele, Lauren Smith, Katie Stokes, Amelia Shein, Alina Ryan, McKayla Wood, Kassie Wilson, Emma Wood, and coxswains Haley Doucette and Allie Nussbaum, represented the Westford Littleton Community Crew high school team. This trip gave the girls the opportunity to compete internationally at the top amateur rowing event in North America. 

In order to maximize the racing opportunities for these athletes, WLCC entered six boats in four different events, including the U19 women's coxed four, the U19 women's double, the U19 women's pair, and the U19 women's eight. All of the lineups performed well, racing competitively for semi-final qualifying spots.

The U19 women's pair including Keele and Wood placed 3rd in their heat, advancing to the semi-final, where they placed 5th. The U19 pair including Stokes and Shein placed 6th in their heat, putting up an impressive time. Both U19 coxed fours raced impressively, though just missed the semi-final rounds. The U19 women's double, rowed by Doucette and Smith, also raced well. Finally, the U19 women's eight, coxed by Doucette, had a strong race but fell short of the semi-finals. 

Congratulations to all who raced last week. We look forward to seeing what these girls will do this upcoming fall season!

Full results can be found here, on the row2k results page. 

Thank you Amelia Shein for the photos.