Roswell’s Saint Andrew Rowing Club has historic performance

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Here are 8 of the 9 athletes who competed at the USRowing Youth Nationals. The empty arm represents Taylor Hughes who jumped out of the boat at the US Rowing Southeastern Championships (held this year at the Olympic Rowing Venue at Lake Lanier) to speed back to Atlanta to graduate from Lovett. The other athletes are as pictured L-R (Veronica Jones, Casey Ward, Todd Summers, Nick Snow, Stephen Podwojski, James Holland, Jennifer Kish and Hayley Tanasijevich).

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

3 comments Add your comment

kathleen

June 15th, 2011
3:50 pm

Fantastic showing by some phenomenal athletes!

Mamakish

June 15th, 2011
4:29 pm

Great Job Kids and Coaches!
SARC also has Learn To Row Summer Camps going on now-check out our website: http://www.standrewrowing.com for more information.
SA, SA, GO SA!

Amber Powell

June 15th, 2011
4:39 pm

So proud of SARC rowers! Most definitely impressive!!!
SA, SA, GO SA!