Roswell’s Saint Andrew Rowing Club (SARC) had an impressive showing at the 2011 US Rowing Youth National Championships last week at Oakridge, Tenn. Out of a field of more than 1,500 elite rowers representing 148 teams and 23 states, SARC took two silver medals, advanced 4 boats to Grand Finals and one to Petit Finals. It was the best-ever showing for the club in its 23-year history — and one of only three clubs in the Southeast Region, and the only one from Georgia, to come home with two or more medals. SARC is the only local team to medal at this prestigious competition, which is a 2,000 meter sprint race.
SARC Men’s Lightweight double, (Casey Ward-Milton HS and Todd Summers -Pope HS) took silver. SARC Women’s single (Veronica Jones-Milton HS) also took silver. Other top finishes include SARC Women’s Four Veronica Jones –Milton HS, Taylor Hughes – Lovett, Hayley Tanasijevich-Walton HS, Jennifer Kish-Milton, Coxswain: Nick Snow-Milton) finishing in Sixth place. SARC Men’s Quad (Casey Ward-Milton, Stephen Podwojski -Roswell, James Holland –Blessed Trinity, Todd Summers- Pope) also finishing in Sixth Place. Stephen Podwojski finished Tenth in the Men’s Single.
– Information provided by SARC