The Madison Men's Third Eight, first won their heat and then raced just past Washington-Lee to win the first place medal and trophy at the Ted Phoenix Regatta — at the first of two state championship weekend on the Occoquan.
Also racing on Saturday were the Women's Freshmen Eight, whose fourth place showing was the best ever for a Madison freshmen girl's boat in the freshman championship race.
After advancing to the finals, the girls missed medaling by 0.6 seconds in a photo finish, just behind Yorktown. The Men's Freshman Eight also advanced to the finals, finishing sixth in the state.
Also, racing were the Women's Third Varsity Eight, who finished fifth in the state in a very tight race, only a second behind Yorktown, and the Men's Novice Eight who finished sixth in the faster of two preliminary heats.
While the Men's and Women's Varsity 1 and 2 Eights prepare for this weekend's Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships, several of the Ted Phoenix boats are now preparing for the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia the oldest and largest high school regatta which takes place on May 16-18 on the Schuylkill river.