A second-place by St. Joe’s junior four with coxwain was the best finish among eight crews from three area high schools in Sunday’s finals of the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Championships in St. Catharines, Ont., on Sunday.
The St. Joe’s foursome of Charles Pratt, August Cudeck, Robert Beaulieu, Eric Seaner and coxswain Andrew Gehman finished just 5.43 seconds behind E.L Crossley of Fonthill, Ont.
Four other crews from St. Joe’s, two from Mount St. Mary’s and one from Canisius qualified for the final round of the competition but none won.
The Marauders also got a third-place finish from the junior 72 kilogram eight of Pratt, Cudeck, Matthew Colucci, Seaner, Chris Navarro, Beaulieu, Erich Thur, Eric Szafranski and coxswain Vincent Farruggia. They finished at 6:46.66, just 4.61 seconds behind first place Upper Canada College.
Mount St. Mary’s junior women four crew of Alissa Miller-Gonzalez, Maureen Frauenheim, Theresa Rusch, Olivia Cianchetti and coxswain Emily Ngo finished fourth in its final on Saturday at 8:15.13
The Thunder’s junior women eight of Ngo, Frauenheim, Miller-Gonzalez, Molly Frauenheim, Sophie Carroll, Hannah Lawerence, Cianchetti and Maria Mankowski came in at 7:31.58 to finish fifth. Canisius’ senior men 72 kilogram eight – the Crusaders only crew to make the finals - finished third in 6:26.46.