Delaware Crew Well Represented at 2010 Royal Canadian Henley
Seven current and former Blue Hens competed at the 2010 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catherine's, Ontario.
Bob Bigelow ('12) and Patrick Kenny ('11) represented Philadelphia's Penn AC. Kenny competed in the men's championship pair, finishing third in his heat in a time of 6:46.66. Bigelow competed in the Under-23 Men's Lightweight Four final and finished fourth in 6:14.2. Bigelow also sat six seat in the Senior Men's Lightweight Eight and finished a respectable fourth place (5:48.2) in a tight final won by St. Catherine's RC (5:41.1) for the second consecutive year.
Rising sophomore Will Purman sat bow for Riverside Boat Club's Senior Men's Lightweight Eight. Riverside finished second in the final (5:42.4), only 1.3 seconds behind the winners. Purman also finished fifth in his heat in the Under-23 Men's Lightweight Pair in a time of 7:24.7.
Also in the final of the Senior Men's Lightweight Eight was alumnus Dave Walton ('09), who competed for NYAC and placed fifth in 5:50.8. Walton competed in the Senior Men's Lightweight Eight Dash event for NYAC and finished second in 1:16.81, and the Senior Men's Lightweight Four where his boat finished in second position again in a time of 6:12.3.
Also on the lightweight side, Colin Ethridge ('11) qualified for the semi-finals of the Under-23 Men's Lightweight Single with a third place finish in 7:39.1, and improved his time in the semi's (7:32.4), but missed a spot in the final.
Delaware Men's Crew alumnus Pete Seymour ('08) competed in the Senior Men's single, qualifying as far as the semi-finals after a second place finish in the heats in a time of 7:30.6. Seymour also competed in the Championships Men's Single, finishing his heat in 7:33.4, and the Senior Men's Single Dash, where he finished fifth in the final (1:36.5).
Rising junior Mara Block coxed for Thompson Boat Center in the Under-23 Women's Eight, who finished fourth in their heat in 6:47.9.
The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta represents the conclusion of summer racing for current Blue Hens. They will take their summer training and racing experiences with them to the Christiana River this September for the commencement of the fall racing season.
Full Results: 2010 Royal Canadian Henley via HenleyRegatta.ca