The Ocean City High School boys varsity-eight crew won Heat B of its division in 4 minutes, 9.76 seconds at a Manny Flick-Horvat Series Regatta in Philadelphia on Sunday.
St. Augustine Prep finished second in 4:11.19. Mainland Regional was third in 4:12.25.
The O.C. crew consisted of stroke AJ Oves, Noah Centrone, Jack Branin, Max Carter, Blase Japzon, Jimmy Swift, Dan Millar, bow Jake Ruskey and coxswain Mitch Bartello.
Absegami finished fourth in Heat A, the fastest of three heats of varsity eights, in 4:06.06. The Braves’ crew included stroke Sean Blair, Tyler Lancaster, Avi Desai, Austin Reeder, Evan Taylor, Christian Feliciano, Kevin Ritz, bow Robert Cuviello and coxswain Owen Fitzegerald.
Ocean City entered two crews in the girls varsity-eight division, and they finished second in both.
One Red Raiders crew finished in 4:43.99 in Heat A, which Mount Saint Joseph won in 4:37.34. Moorestown won Heat B in 4:46.12 and the other Ocean City crew finished in 4:47.10.
There were five girls varsty-four heats, and Vineland won Heat C in 5:19.84. Egg Harbor Township took Heat B in 5:26.53. Holy Spirit was second in Heat D in 5:15.00.
The Absegami girls lightweight four took its Heat B in 5:39.80. Oakcrest was second in Heat A in 5:34.59.
In the boys varsity-four division, Oakcrest won Heat B in 4:46.73 and Cedar Creek took Heat C in 4:54.97.
The Holy Spirit boys varsity quad won Heat B in 4:33.92.
Egg Harbor Township won an 18-boat head race in the boys novice-eight division by more than three seconds in 4:42.93.