Wrapping up its fall season, Stetson Crew raced to 1 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze at the Head of the South Regatta this weekend in Augusta GA. The women's lightweight 4 smoked their oft-time nemesis, Georgia Tech by 9 seconds. The women's pair of Callie Peacock and Erin Lee took silver and the men's light weight 4, women's pair, men's double, mixed four took a bronze.
The competition at the Head of the South is fierce. Stetson Crew was up against the likes of North Carolina State, University of Florida, Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia Tech and dozens of other colleges and universities. If it were football, Stetson would be playing in the top-tier of colleges-and crew is no different.
"We were awesome," said new recruit Caitlin Mooney from the women's light four.
"The power was definitely there," said coxswain Kerry Burke.
It was a real "day in the sun" for Stetson Crew. The weather was pristine, the water flat and clear and the riverbanks crowded with thousands of fans.
The entire men's and women's varsity crew won medals, and newcomers Matt Lebron and Julia Pearce got medals as did Alan Lagunna.
Josh Mena, of the men's lightweight four said, "We held off the College of Charleston a long time. We made them pay for walking through us...it was one of the longest challenges we ever rowed to hold off a crew. It was great racing!"