Crew Team Fares Well in Tail Of The Fish

Northwood Crew competed in the Tail of the Fish Regatta on the last Saturday of September. Named for its location, Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs, NY, this fall regatta typically attracts 300 boats.


From the 2018 Tail of the Fish regatta (Photo: provided)

Jessica (Su Hae) Jang ‘20, Captain of Northwood Crew, said, “Imani Hawman ‘20 and I only rowed together twice a week because she has skiing dry land the other three days. It was hard for us to train on the same day. But I think we all enjoyed the regatta.”

Jang and Hawman competed in Girls’ Junior Double and placed 17th out of 25 boats. Mr. Howard “H” Runyon, Crew Coach, was very pleased with the results of the first regatta of the fall season. “Because this was a rather small regatta, there was no lightweight double scull event for Jessica and Imani. So they had to race against big girls in the open weight double. Those two girls have never really gone out on a limb and raced hard over the fall distance. This year they made a hard effort all the way down the course.” Coach Runyon said. He added, “They haven’t had enough time on the water together yet this year to have the kind of precision they had in the spring last year. So given these factors, 17th was a good finish.”

Caroline Harrison ‘22 finished 6th out of 8 boats in Girls’ Juniors’ U17 Single. “Those who finished in front of her were from elite programs or were people from who train on Fish Creek every day. She will be doing very well in another year or two,” Coach Runyon said.

The girls’ side of the team is small, but there are a lot of strong returners. Since the old team members have either graduated or moved, the boys’ side of the team has to completely rebuild. However, Runyon sees immense potential within the new members of the team.

The crew team has competed in The Head Of The Fish Regatta this weekend, where Jang and Nora Dawood ‘23 raced in single events. Unfortunately, Harrison could not join them due to an injury. We wish the crew team the best of luck as they continue their season.



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