Haverford College Crew had an extremely successful 2015 Spring season.
We began with a scrimmage between Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Susquehanna, on our home river. The women’s team handily beat Susquehanna in the Varsity 8 and Novice 8 races, but were edged out by Bryn Mawr in both races. The men swept Susquehanna in the Varsity 8, Varsity 4, and JV4.
Our first official regatta was the Kerr Cup. Our men’s novice 4 and women’s novice 8 fought hard against D1 schools in their races. The men’s varsity 4 advanced from their qualifying heat to race in the grand final, losing to several D1 programs. The women’s varsity 8 won their heat to qualify for the grand final, and took 3rd in the Women’s DIII Varsity 8 event.
We then traveled to the MARC regatta, which is our Conference Championship. Our men’s novice 4 and women’s novice 8 both advanced out of their heats to race in the grand finals of their events, where both took fourth place. Our men’s varsity 4 won their qualifying heat, and earned a bronze medal in the grand final in the Varsity 4 event. Our women’s varsity 8 took a commanding first place in their race, winning a gold medal in the Women’s Club 8.
The men’s varsity 4 also entered in Dad Vails, the largest collegiate regatta in the country. In the Varsity 4 event, facing numerous D1 varsity programs, by time they beat a total of 32 of the 59 boats that entered from around the country.
This marks the final season for our beloved seniors, Alison Reynolds, Emily Ferguson, William Leeser, Kylen Solvik, Tori Kranz, and Idun Klakegg. Their hard work and dedication has made the team what it is today, and their presence will be sorely missed next fall.