Litchfield Hills Rowing Club competes in first regatta
Litchfield Hills Rowing Club members, from left, Kaleigh Langlais, Sophie Rodriguez, Hayden Harlow and Marley Burgess. Contributed photos
The Litchfield Hills Rowing Club had an outstanding day in its first regatta of the fall season at the recent Textile River Regatta in Lowell, Mass.
The junior team (under age 19) entered eight boats, out of which they earned two sets of gold medals, two sets of silver medals, three fourth-place finishes, and one sixth-place finish.
The Textile River Regatta is a 4.8 kilometer race on the Merrimack River and is hosted by the Merrimack River Rowing Association. There were 70 clubs participating with a total of 533 entries of scull or sweep boats in junior, intermediate and masters’ events.
The first boat taking home gold medals for LHRC was manned by Marley Burgess, Hayden Harlow, Sophie Rodriguez and Kaleigh Langlais in the women’s junior novice quad. Their time was 19:29.
The second set of gold medals went to Tull Patulak and Thomas Boger-Hawkins rowing in men’s junior pair. Their time was18:36.6.
Taking home silver medals were Ruby Hatfield and Landry Langlais in women’s junior lightweight double. Their time was 18:17.5. Oliver Sanchez won a silver medal in the men’s junior lightweight single. His time was 17:42.1.
The men’s junior four coxed by Faye Devaux and rowed by Anderson Warshaw, A.J. Butler, Harley Harris and Frank Anctil had a time of 15:58.3.
Fourth-place boats included the men’s junior quad rowed by Caleb Parilla, Ian Bootsma, Ian Bauer and Ronan Connolly. Their time was 16:45.5. The men’s junior novice double rowed by Thomas Burgess and Collin Bootsma finished in 19:09.6.
Sixth place went to the men’s junior novice double rowed by Sam Mathena and Kyle Hill, who finished in 24:14.2.
Landry Langlais, left, and Ruby Hatfield.
From left, Tom Burgess, Anderson Warshaw, Harley Harris, Frank Anctil, Thomas Boger-Hawkins and A.J. Butler.