Germantown Friends School Crew had 11 rowers compete in the 2018 Main Line Slide hosted by Lower Merion Crew Club.
James Wright's hard work has paid off as he posted the fastest time in the entire competition by a margin of 9 seconds. It was also the fastest time in the competition's listed history. James will test his speed internationally at the World Rowing Indoor Championships on February 17 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Alec Sandroni '20 placed 8th, Doulin Appleberry '20 placed 20th, and Owen Keim '20 placed 24th. Novice Annika Ehrlacher '20 also had a standout performance, placing 9th out of 57 rowers. She beat her own novice 2k record and beat the varsity record previously set by Captain Addie McKenzie in 2016. Sophia Ortega '21 placed 3rd (out of 30 entries) in her event and Robert May '21 placed 6th out of 19 rowers. Raz Allon '19 and novice Bailey Greenwald '19 placed 14th and 17th respectively in the Junior Lightweight Men event. The lightweight women Isabel Mehta '20, Kim Hua '19 and Ayla Malefakis '19 placed 12th, 15th and 18th. Megan Hua '20 placed 5th in the coxswain (120 lb category).
Almost the entire team will be competing in the Center City Slam hosted by Drexel University on Saturday, February 10.
2018 Mainline Slide (GFS Results)
Coxswain (120 lbs max) 7 entries
5th Megan Hua
Junior Lightweight Men (155 lbs max) 35 entries
14th Raz Allon
17th Bailey Greenwald
Open Junior Men (37 entries)
1st James Wright
*Fastest time of the entire regatta, including collegiate and open events.
*Fastest event time in posted regatta history (results only date back to 2005)
8th Alec Sandroni
20th Doulin Appleberry
24th Owen Keim
Junior Lightweight Women (135 lbs max) 26 entries
12th Isabel Mehta
15th Kim Hua
18th Ayla Malefakis
Junior Women (57 entries)
9th Annika Ehrlacher
*New team record for novice women.
*New team record for open varsity women.
Junior Frosh Men (19 entries)
6th Robert May
Junior Frosh Women (30 entries)
3rd Sophia Ortega