Crew: Three girls and two boys local varsity-eight boats advance at Stotesbury Cup
The Holy Spirit, Atlantic City and Absegami girls high school varsity eights, and the St. Augustine Prep and Holy Spirit boys varsity eights advanced out of the time trials Friday at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia.
The crews with the top 18 times in each varsity-eight category in the time trials advanced to today's semifinals. There were 37 girls varsity eights in the time trials, and 38 boys varsity eights.
The Stotesbury Cup's second and final day begins at 8 a.m. today. Semifinal heats continue until 11:55 a.m., and finals in 31 divisions begin at 12:45 p.m.
The St. Augustine varsity eight qualified 10th in 4 minutes, 21.47 seconds in the time trials, called head races. The Holy Spirit boys varsity eight was 17th in 4:29.98.
The Holy Spirit girls varsity eight was 10th in the time trials in 5:02.73. Atlantic City qualified 12th in 5:04.24 and Absegami was 18th in 5:07.95.
The Holy Spirit girls lightweight-eight crew, the only area Stotesbury Cup winner last year, reached the final by qualifying first in its 11-boat time trial in 5:07.32. The St. Augustine lightweight eight qualified fourth in its time trial in 4:33.10 to make the semifinals.
The Mainland Regional girls varsity four qualified fourth in 5:23.04 and Egg Harbor Township was seventh in 5:27.86. The Vineland boys varsity four was 11th in 4:59.94.
The Mainland girls junior eight was second in its time trial in 5:06.74, and Oakcrest was fifth 5:09.57.
A few semifinals were held, and the Ocean City boys freshman eight won its semifinal in 4:44.47 and reached today's final. The O.C. and Holy Spirit girls freshman eights were second in separate heats and made the final.
The Oakcrest boys junior four won its semifinal in 5:02.10 to make the final. The EHT girls junior four won its semifinal in 5:38.97 to also reach a final.
Time trials qualifiers
Girls freshman quad-12. Holy Spirit 6:10.72. Girls junior eight-2. Mainland 5:06.74; 5. Oakcrest 5:09.57; 7. Holy Spirit 5:10.73; Boys junior eight-5. Holy Spirit 4:34.25; 10. St. Augustine 4:40.65; 18. Egg Harbor Township 4:49.70. Girls junior quad-8. Egg Harbor Township 5:40.32. Girls lightweight eight-1. Holy Spirit 5:07.32. Boys lightweight eight-4. St. Augustine 4:33.10; 8. Oakcrest 4:45.99. Boys lightweight four-4. Egg Harbor Township 5:05.37; 14. Ocean City 5:14.02; 16. Vineland 5:14.65. Girls lightweight four-6. Oakcrest 5:40.91; 7. Egg Harbor Township 5:42.29; 8. Vineland 5:43.57; 12. Mainland Regional 5:44.41. Girls senior double-9. Egg Harbor Township 6:00.87. Boys second eight-9. St. Augustine 4:41.62. Girls second eight-5. Absegami 5:18.33; 7. Holy Spirit 5:18.95; 10. Atlantic City 5:22.52. Girls senior four-4. Mainland Regional 5:23.04; 7. Egg Harbor Township 5:27.86. Boys senior four-11. Vineland 4:59.94. Girls senior eight-10. Holy Spirit 5:02.73; 12. Atlantic City 5:04.24; 18. Absegami 5:07.95. Boys senior eight-10. St. Augustine 4:21.47; 17. Holy Spirit 4:29.98.