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Henley Finals: Alumnus Jacob Georgeson Places Second in Lw Single; Fanning Second in Lw8


The Boston College Men's Crew Team was represented by both an alumnus and current rowers this weekend at the 130th Royal Canadian Henley. Representing Riverside Boat Club, Jacob Georgeson '09 put together an impressive seven race weekend culminating in a second place finish in the lightweight single. Georgeson also reached the Grand Final in the Heavyweight single and sprinted to third place in the lightweight dash. 

Sean Fanning took second with the Vesper Senior Lightweight Eight in 6:02 losing only to a strong St. Catherines Rowing Club. Fanning's double narrowly missed the final for the U23 lightweight double, finishing fourth.

Chris Samul raced to a fifth place finish in the U23 1x semi-final. Each advancing boat broke a swift 7:20.

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Samul Wins 1x Heat at Royal Canadian Henley; Fanning Takes Third

Early Wednesday morning on Martindale Pond, Chris Samul had an impressive race in the Under 23 Men Single. Chris won the heat by three seconds, posting his fastest time of the season 7:24.4 to advance to the semi-final on Thursday

On Thursday morning, Sean Fanning continued his impressive summer campaign. Racing a 2x, Fanning and partner Taylor Freeman hit 7:05. The time was good for third place and a semi-final on Friday afternoon

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Sean Fanning Wins 4x Intermediate at IDR; Corbett to Semis

 Coming off of a disappointing race at trials, the Vesper 4x hoped to make a statement about their competitveness at the Independence Day Regatta in Phildelphia, Pa. In the 1:30 trials, Sean stroked the 4x to a smooth 6:30, pacing the field by seven seconds. The crew returned in the 6:10 finals with strong competition from the other heats. The 4x demonstrated poise, extending their seven second advantage to a comfortable thirteen second advantage.

Representing BCMV in the sweep events was rising Junior John Corbett. John rowed a pair with high school teammate and current Holy Cross oarsman Anthony Curro. The 2- reached the semi finals, placing second in the heats with a time of 7:26.

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The crew returned in the open event on Sunday to test the quality of their victory. The victory was incoincidental as they earned third place in a strong field, defeating the Vesper elite quad. Winner Malta Boat Club represented the US last year at the world championships for the event.

In addition to the 4x, Sean also represented Vesper in the B 2x. Vesper B won its heat over Undine by four seconds and earned bronze in the final. Vesper took home the team trophy for points.

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