Nine Wellesley youth athletes, who all attend Wellesley High School, participated in the 2008 US Rowing Youth National Championships at Harsha Lake in Batavia, Ohio, June 13-15. The rowers train on the Charles River and compete for Community Rowing.
Rowing in the lightweight women’s eight, which placed second in the competition securing the silver medal, were Anne Carroll, Caroline Ciocca, Kitty Higgins and Faith Richardson. The women’s eight, which included rowers Priscilla Livingston and Kelley Woodacre, finished the competition with a fifth place national rank. Jonathan McGraw Bentley and Chris Massey represented CRI in the men’s four and finished 7th in their competition. Racing to 10th place in the country in the men’s lightweight four was Christian Van Dyck. These rowers all qualified for the National Championships by racing to the top three finishes in their respective regional competitions last month at the Olympic training site on Lake Mercer in Princeton, NJ.
Pictured: (Back Row, l-r) Priscilla Livingston, Christian Van Dyck, Jonathan McGraw Bentley, Chris Massey and Kelley Woodacre. (Front Row, l-r) Kitty Higgins, Caroline Ciocca, Faith Richardson and Anne Carroll.