Local rowers bring home medals from indoor competition


More than 300 High school and middle school rowers converged on Canada College this past Sunday to compete in the Peninsula Indoor Regatta. The indoor regatta format consists of rowers competing side by side on ergs over a 2K distance.

Norcal Crew, which rows out of Redwood City, entered rowers in all events and came home with gold, silver and bronze medals in a number of events with their best showing yet.

Norcal medal winners include Castilleja freshman Alix Barry, who won the gold medal in the Women's Junior Freshman event in a time of 7:28.6. Sabrina Martin won silver in the Women's Junior Middle School event in a time of 8:32.2. Gordon Halterman competed in the Men's Junior Novice event, in his first year of competition, winning the bronze medal in a time of 6:43.2.

Norcal Crew rowers swept the medals in the Men's Junior Lightweight event with Palo Alto High senior Christopher Skokowski winning gold in a time of 6:37.0, Menlo-Atherton junior Jonathan Cogan winning silver in 6:41.6 and Paly senior Marcello Buxton winning bronze in a time of 6:46.6.

Participating teams included area crew teams Norcal Crew and Serra along with crews from further away such as River City from Sacramento and rowers from Berkeley High.

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2 people like this
Posted by ML Allen
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 13, 2015 at 8:20 am

Congratulations to the Norcal crew members!

3 people like this
Posted by Wow
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 13, 2015 at 4:32 pm

I salute these kids. They have to be on the water at 5 in the morning in Redwood City, row their butts off, then go to school. Most kids have trouble just getting their homework completed.

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