CHERRY HILL, N.J. - The Marist men's and women's crew teams put in their best weekend of the year over the last two days at the Knecht, capped by the 2nd Freshmen 8 boat on the women's side winning their final.
The Men's Varsity 4, consisting of Emma Flynn, Bill Hawxhurst, Ben Smith, Tyler Sawyer and John Boss finished third overall with a time of 6:46.73 ahead of UMass, Philadelphia and Army while behind only Penn State and Fordham.
The Men's Varsity 8 finished fourth overall out of 17 boats with a time of 5:55.55 in the final, placing ahead of St. Joseph's and LaSalle. They improved on their time in the semifinals by three seconds. The boat consisted of Chris Leonard, Harrison Reed, Andrew Sayles, Seaton Drebitko, Max Kenney, Chris Behnke, Matt Michaud, Doug Woolley, Sam Garrison
The Men's Novice 8 placed fifth overall out of 22 boats. The boat, consisting of Christina Popowytsch, Cameron Shuh, Conor Wiggins, Jacob Enright, Dan Nesfeder, Matt Klos, Sam Baines and Chris Lorenz rowed with a time of 6:14.77 and finished ahead of Colgate.
On the women's side, the Freshman 8 took 11th out of 45 boats. The squad of Shannon Conway, Kristin Wilson, Steph Moriarty, Megan Romer, Stacy LaRose, Taylor Mullaney, Sam Blau, Amanda Khoury and Liz Hehir finished with a time of 7:19.66 in the final.
The Women's 2nd Freshman 8 culminated the day by winning the gold medal over Temple and UConn. Kalei Perkins, Brenna Logue, Kira Melendez, Julianna Baudler, Nora Culhane, Meghan Perry, Kristin Mahoney, Dani Villa, Alex Radowicz rowed to a time of 7:43.61.
The Red Foxes will take this weekend before competing in the MAAC Championships on Saturday, April 28 at Mercer Lake in Mercer County, N.J. The men's program will be looking to win the championship for an 11th straight year.