The Baldwin School crew team made their season debut March 26 at the second Manny Flick-Horvat Regatta, and a fast tail wind made for a quick afternoon of racing on the Schuylkill River.
The Varsity Quad of bow, Jasmine Greytok, 2, Caroline Kiser, 3, Olivia Lanchoney, stroke, Zara Wenzinger, had the performance of the day winning their heat with a time of 5:11.35. The senior crew finished open water ahead of Springside Chestnut Hill, Sacred Heart Country Day, and Academy of Notre Dame. Baldwin had the second fastest time in the Varsity Quad event.
The Junior Varsity Quad of bow, Julia Love, 2, Tara McMahon, 3, Jane Bai and stroke, Hailey Barnett, started off the season strong with a second place finish behind Agnes Irwin and ahead of Episcopal Academy. The crew crossed the finish line with a time of 5:21.73, the third fastest in the Junior Varsity Quad event.
The Lightweight Double of bow, Helen Ji, stroke, Jessica Shen, finished in fifth place with a time of 6:48.59. The sophomore crew competed in a fast field of upperclassmen.
Baldwin’s first-year head coach Gabby Cutler said, “It was a good day for Baldwin crew. We set the bar high for ourselves this year and will continue to work towards our goals as the season continues.”
Baldwin senior captain Olivia Lanchoney said, “Our team overall had a really strong first race. We did not know what to expect given our lack of water time, but we stuck to our race plan and were successful.”
Baldwin senior captain Jasmine Greytok said, “The team can only get stronger from here on out and I am optimistic about what the rest of the season has in store for us.”