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Crew: Madison Girls Medal at Nationals

First, second eight boats row to top finishes at New Jersey regatta

Madison High School's women's first and second eight boats earned fourth and third place, respectively, this weekend at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America’s National Championships, confirming the Warhawks are among the fastest teams in the nation. 

Madison was able to qualify a total of five boats for the Nationals, held in Camden, N.J.,  including the men’s first and second eights and the women’s junior eight. All boats turned in strong performances against the best high school rowers in the country.

The SRAA capped off , which earned as well as for the women’s first and second eights. The men’s first and second eight boats placed fifth in the state championships, and the novice women’s eight placed fourth.

The season is not quite over for Madison's first eight women’s boat, which will travel to the Youth National Championships June 8 to 10 on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn.  The U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships features more than 1,500 athletes from high school and junior rowing programs across the country competing for national titles.

Treeby Brown contributed reporting for this story.

Nikki Clifford May 30, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Congrats to all the women and men on the crew teams! Have to admit I have a soft spot for the women's crew; they volunteer here at Food for Others and know they're winners on and off the water! Hope to see you all during the summer when you're not crewing. :)

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