MIDDLETOWN — Stonington High finished first in four varsity crew races Saturday on the Connecticut River.
The girls Varsity 1 boat finished with a time of 6:14 on the 1,200-meter course. The course was shortened and moved due to wind and a fast current on the river.
E.O. Smith was second (6:25) and Middletown took third (6:57).
Those in the Stonington boat were Caroline Andrews, Jill Holland, Una Schaffer, Sydney Heughins, Hope Sowle, Eleanor Gross, Lily Haghpassand, Lucy Rath and coxswain Claire Anderson.
The Varsity 2 girls boat was first in 6:26, followed by Stonington's Varsity 3 (6:46), E.O. Smith (7:24) and Middletown (7:40).
Those in the winning boat were Maggie Daley, Olivia Monte, Maura Nowak, Eileen Ackley, Lucy Chomowicz, Julia Chomowicz, Leila Robarge, Abbie Gibson and coxswain Maria Martuscello.
The Varsity 1 boys boat finished in 5:41, and Middletown was next in 6:23.
Aidan Rath was the coxswain. Rowers were Nick Rofrano, Christian Donovan, Zach Pasquin, Chad Obrey, Erik Laskey, Tyler Stafford, Ian Thornell and Nick Bibeau.
The boys Varsity 2 boat placed first in 5:55, and Stonington's third boat was next in 5:59 followed by Middletown (7:19).
Those in the winning boat were Antonio Reale, Cooper Olson, Cristian deCastro, Jack Ryan, Anthony Pont, George Rodgers, Tyler DaCosta, Jack Stajduhar and coxswain Mateo Olmedo.
Stonington next competes in the Connecticut Public Schools Rowing Association Championships on May 19 at Lake Waramaug in New Preston, Conn.
— Keith Kimberlin