Y Quad Cities Junior Rowers finish with Top 5 finishes


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Press release submitted by Two Rivers YMCA


Y Quad Cities Junior Rowers Finish Fall Season with Top 5 Finishes at Head of the Hooch

[MOLINE, IL] (November 8, 2012) – Seven top junior rowers from Y Quad Cities Rowing competed in the Head of the Hooch regatta, which was held this past weekend on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, TN. The two-day event saw nearly 2,000 boats race in numerous categories over a 5,000 meter race course.

Seniors Kevin Farrell (PV High School) and Scott Trahan (Bettendorf HS) placed fourth out of 52 entries in the youth double sculls event, finishing in a time of 17:55.0. Competing individually in the 61-entry youth single sculls event, they placed third and fifth, respectively, finishing only 5.7 seconds apart (19:13.3, 19:19.0).

The YQCR girls competed in the quadruple sculls and won their event in exciting fashion, closely battling the defending champions from Oklahoma City over the entire course (winning time 18:09.7). The quad consisted of the junior trio of Haley Zapolski (Bettendorf HS), Callie Heiderscheit (Bettendorf HS), and Patricia Walsh (Assumption), along with sophomore Elizabeth Sharis (Pleasant Valley HS).

Sharis and Heiderscheit teamed up in the double sculls event, winning by 6.2 seconds in a time of 18:55.7. Zapolski and junior Lauren Hoover (Bettendorf HS) were also in the 45-boat field and finished in fifth place (19:55.2).

In the single sculls event, Sharis and Heiderscheit raced against 43 other scullers. Sharis defended her 2011 title, winning by a decisive 41 second margin (20:15.2). Heiderscheit placed fifth in a time of 21:28.7.

In the final sculling event, the youth mixed double sculls, Sharis secured her fourth gold of the two day competition, teaming up with Farrell to win the event by 30 seconds (time 18:45.6). Second in the field of 20 was the YQCR combination of Trahan and Hoover (time 19:15.9).

The Two Rivers YMCA offers opportunities for recreational and competitive rowing to adults and youth ages 12 and up. For more information regarding the rowing program, visit www.tworiversymca.org or call the Y at 309-797-3945.

The Two Rivers YMCA strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. They Y engages men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. www.tworiversymca.com




















 



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