LEWISBERRY, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's rowing team accumulated 12 points, good for a second-place showing at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships held Saturday at Gifford Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry.
Washington College took its third-straight title with 24 points, while Richard Stockton came in third with four points and Rutgers-Camden rounded out the scoring in fourth with two points.
In the varsity 8+ final, a boat of Aidan Smith (coxswain), James Nelson (8), Sam Alter (7), Tim Smith (6), Dillan DeCaro (5), Craig Fanto (4), Paul Stine (3), Jonathan Munro (2) and Aidan Molloy (1) registered all 12 points for F&M with a fifth-place showing and a time of 6:47.97. Washington College won the race with a time of 6:14.31.
The novice 4+ boat of Tamir Shemesh (coxswain), Sean Hyland, James Jarvis, Geoffrey Lang and Dawei Ren was impressive, securing a second-place finish at 7:39.84. N.Y. Maritime came in first with a time of 7:21.8.
The Diplomats also competed in the varity 4+ but were unable to advance out of their, heat when a boat of Amanda Levit (coxswain), Nelson, Munro, Alter and T. Smith placed third at 7:17.79.
At the conclusion of the championships, multiple F&M rowers earned All-MARC recognition. T. Smith and Nelson both landed on the Varsity All-MARC list, while Fanto was recognized as Novice All-MARC. Fanto, Nelson and A. Smith were also named MARC Academic All-Conference, which is awarded to rowers who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, are in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility and have competed in 75 percent of the varsity competitions or in the MARC Championships.
The Diplomats wrap up the season on May 8-9, traveling to Philadelphia to take part in the Dad Vail Regatta.