Phil Seeger of Holy Spirit wins Philly Crew Championships | Live high school
The Daughters of the Holy Spirit were second in her final, and Absegami was third. The boys from Egg Harbor Township were third in the final, St. Augustine Prep fourth and Absegami sixth. The Oakcrest Light Girls four placed third in its final, and Atlantic City was sixth. The EHT girls’ light quad finished second in a four boat race.
Seeger won the boys’ singles division against 29 other rowers on April 18 at the Mercer Sprints in Mercer County Park. Two years ago, he won the Junior Boys Double Championship with Spirit partner Joe Glenn at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Regatta, which is commonly referred to as the Nationals.
“Phil Seeger is a tough competitor,” said Mike Giegerich, the Holy Spirit coach. “He always gives 100% in training, and it shows in the race.”
Montclair won the four girls’ college final in 6: 01.28, and Holy Spirit was second in 6: 08.82.
Spirit’s crew included shot Taylor Powell, Emily Gresham, Erin Brennan, bow Olivia Bencze and coxswain Sara Lavigna.
Absegami’s third-place lineup included Sarah Reed, Julia Sykes, Adrianna Feliciano, bow Sarah Ghazaz and coxswain Kathleen Walls.
Oakcrest’s four-girl lightweight crew included Kate McAvaddy, Cheyenne France, Sadie Crispell, bow Abrielle Bouchacourt and coxswain Sara Duran. The EHT girls’ light quad line consisted of Maddie Pitale, Ava McDonough, Rachel Kent and the arch Marissa Paul.