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June 2, 1996 | By Gene Morris, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Penn and Washington set the early pace, but Princeton roared to the finish line to win the heavyweight eight in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association championships yesterday afternoon on the Cooper River in Pennsauken. Amid high fives from his teammates and the traditional receiving of shirts from competitors, Princeton coxswain Dave Khoury said there was no doubt which boat would win. "I don't want to take anything away from the other crews, but I was very confident," said Khoury, a senior from Lower Merion.
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May 31, 1998 | By Ken Sugiura, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Racing in a sleek black shell on loan from the U.S. national team, the Princeton men's varsity eight pulled its way to a riveting victory at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championships yesterday on the Cooper River in Pennsauken. It was the highlight of the weekend's rowing. The Tigers also captured the Ten Eyck Trophy for the highest men's point total, while Wisconsin won the titles for the best overall women's total and the most combined points, men and women.
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May 30, 2002 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It never feels like work, which is exactly the point. It is why Danel (pronounced dan-yell) Miles wanted this job, or one like it. She knew she loved to row. She knew she wanted to coach. Combine the two, she thought, and she could have a sweet career. Now, she just needed a job. She got one four years ago, when she became an assistant crew coach at Drexel. It has been a rapid ascent since. Miles, a former rower at Temple who graduated from Harry S Truman High School in Bucks County, coached the novice women in her first year, the lightweight freshmen men in her second year, and helped Drexel head coach Lou Renzulli coach the men and women last year.
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May 10, 1996 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tough sport, this rowing. The 58th Dad Vail Regatta won't begin until this morning, but already its casualty list is a lengthy one. Three Georgia Tech crew members suffered minor injuries in an auto accident yesterday. A boat and van were damaged in the same mishap and returned to Atlanta. And the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga's crew arrived without any boats at all, a recent fire having destroyed them. Surprisingly, no Phillies pitchers were hurt. The Georgia Tech van - one of three carrying the school's rowers to the annual collegiate event on the Schuylkill, which is a season-ending championship for second-tier crew programs - was involved in a minor accident on Interstate 95 near Greenville, S.C., when its boat-trailer jackknifed.
NEWS
June 26, 2005 | By Maureen Fitzgerald INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In 1993, an act of nature in Syracuse, N.Y., forever altered the future of Camden County's Cooper River Park. Lake Onondaga, site of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championships, flooded its banks. Cooper River Park was chosen as the alternative venue. With its flat and straight river dammed at one end, the park is well-suited to a 2,000-meter course, with little or no current. After a year back at Syracuse, the annual event returned to the Cooper, where it has been held since, each year drawing more than 1,000 athletes from 60 colleges and their fans.
SPORTS
June 7, 2002 | By Rich Fisher INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It was a clean sweep for South Jersey when it came to the New Jersey Athletic Conference's major awards of the year as Rowan's Lesley Snock and Stockton's Jeff Moore were named the NJAC athletes of the year. The awards were announced Sunday at the conference's third annual awards brunch in Princeton. Snock, an Audubon High School graduate, competed in field hockey, basketball and softball over the course of her four-year career at Rowan. Playing field hockey for the last two seasons, Snock was named ECAC first-team all-star goalie, National Field Hockey Coaches Association regional first-team all-American, and national second-team all-American.
SPORTS
July 3, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Harvard University's lightweight eight looks to 1997 Episcopal Academy graduate Phil Mariani not only for inspiration, but also a little humor. Mariani, a Gulph Mills resident, rows in the three seat for the Crimson. After winning the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship on Camden's Cooper River on June 2, the crew will compete in the Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, England, starting tomorrow. A serious rower for seven years - since he was a sophomore at Episcopal - Mariani is living every oarsman's dream by competing at Henley, which is considered one of the world's most prestigious regattas.
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April 20, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Passengers on cruise ships aren't having as much fun as the Holy Spirit girls' varsity eight this season. Heading into Sunday's fifth Manny Flick on the Schuylkill, Holy Spirit has already won three events this season. "They seem to be focused and having a good time," coach Joe Welsh said. "We've had past boats that got on each other's nerves. They are great kids and get along really well. " In the boat are seniors Danielle Cunningham, Caterina Silvestrini, Alice Carcilli, Meghan Holland, and coxswain Dana Marcone; juniors Celina Grebenfchikoff and Ashley Marincsin; and sophomores Christa Laquinta and Eileen Welsh (the coach's niece)
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July 2, 2002 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
About 80 Yale University freshmen gathered in the dark basement of ancient Payne Whitney gym for crew tryouts in the fall of 1998. Every prospective rower - they were not even novices yet - was a walk-on. All but one dropped off the team over the ensuing weeks, months or years. The only remaining walk-on rower is Radnor resident Will Ralph, a 1998 graduate of Shipley School. Ralph, a 6-foot-1, 155-pounder, rose from those basement beginnings to rowing royalty. The stroke of Yale's varsity lightweight eight that won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship on June 1 on Camden County's Cooper River, Ralph and the Bulldogs are set to row in the Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, England.
SPORTS
June 2, 2012
Sometimes the big move doesn't show up on a scoreboard. To his credit, the race announcer on a launch Thursday afternoon in the Cooper River caught it, halfway through the 2,000-meter race course, during the 16th of 20 races on the first day of rowing at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's national championships. He called out . . . "Look at those Quakers!" Maybe the guy understood the whole context, that 10 strokes in an afternoon repechage race can define a season.
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November 26, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN COUNTY To the delight of the rowing community, dredging of the Cooper River - now home to a number of national and collegiate rowing championships - is expected to begin in early 2014. The project should be completed within a year, in time for most of the 2015 rowing season, county officials said. The 2014 season will be severely disrupted. Dredging "was contemplated about five years ago, but we did not know then what we were going to do," Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the county Parks Department, said on Friday.
SPORTS
June 2, 2012
Sometimes the big move doesn't show up on a scoreboard. To his credit, the race announcer on a launch Thursday afternoon in the Cooper River caught it, halfway through the 2,000-meter race course, during the 16th of 20 races on the first day of rowing at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's national championships. He called out . . . "Look at those Quakers!" Maybe the guy understood the whole context, that 10 strokes in an afternoon repechage race can define a season.
SPORTS
May 2, 2007 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Harry Carroll can laugh now as he describes the chaotic scenes that would break out in the fenced-in area on the banks of the Cooper River after the first clap of thunder was heard or initial bolt of lightning was seen, signaling an approaching storm. Scholastic rowers, at times as many as 500 of them, including some from Carroll's crew at Bishop Eustace, would scatter for cover like frightened geese, sprinting to their cars or back down North Park Avenue in Pennsauken to the prep school's campus.
NEWS
June 26, 2005 | By Maureen Fitzgerald INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In 1993, an act of nature in Syracuse, N.Y., forever altered the future of Camden County's Cooper River Park. Lake Onondaga, site of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championships, flooded its banks. Cooper River Park was chosen as the alternative venue. With its flat and straight river dammed at one end, the park is well-suited to a 2,000-meter course, with little or no current. After a year back at Syracuse, the annual event returned to the Cooper, where it has been held since, each year drawing more than 1,000 athletes from 60 colleges and their fans.
SPORTS
July 2, 2002 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
About 80 Yale University freshmen gathered in the dark basement of ancient Payne Whitney gym for crew tryouts in the fall of 1998. Every prospective rower - they were not even novices yet - was a walk-on. All but one dropped off the team over the ensuing weeks, months or years. The only remaining walk-on rower is Radnor resident Will Ralph, a 1998 graduate of Shipley School. Ralph, a 6-foot-1, 155-pounder, rose from those basement beginnings to rowing royalty. The stroke of Yale's varsity lightweight eight that won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship on June 1 on Camden County's Cooper River, Ralph and the Bulldogs are set to row in the Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, England.
SPORTS
June 7, 2002 | By Rich Fisher INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It was a clean sweep for South Jersey when it came to the New Jersey Athletic Conference's major awards of the year as Rowan's Lesley Snock and Stockton's Jeff Moore were named the NJAC athletes of the year. The awards were announced Sunday at the conference's third annual awards brunch in Princeton. Snock, an Audubon High School graduate, competed in field hockey, basketball and softball over the course of her four-year career at Rowan. Playing field hockey for the last two seasons, Snock was named ECAC first-team all-star goalie, National Field Hockey Coaches Association regional first-team all-American, and national second-team all-American.
SPORTS
May 30, 2002 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It never feels like work, which is exactly the point. It is why Danel (pronounced dan-yell) Miles wanted this job, or one like it. She knew she loved to row. She knew she wanted to coach. Combine the two, she thought, and she could have a sweet career. Now, she just needed a job. She got one four years ago, when she became an assistant crew coach at Drexel. It has been a rapid ascent since. Miles, a former rower at Temple who graduated from Harry S Truman High School in Bucks County, coached the novice women in her first year, the lightweight freshmen men in her second year, and helped Drexel head coach Lou Renzulli coach the men and women last year.
SPORTS
July 3, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Harvard University's lightweight eight looks to 1997 Episcopal Academy graduate Phil Mariani not only for inspiration, but also a little humor. Mariani, a Gulph Mills resident, rows in the three seat for the Crimson. After winning the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship on Camden's Cooper River on June 2, the crew will compete in the Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, England, starting tomorrow. A serious rower for seven years - since he was a sophomore at Episcopal - Mariani is living every oarsman's dream by competing at Henley, which is considered one of the world's most prestigious regattas.
SPORTS
April 20, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Passengers on cruise ships aren't having as much fun as the Holy Spirit girls' varsity eight this season. Heading into Sunday's fifth Manny Flick on the Schuylkill, Holy Spirit has already won three events this season. "They seem to be focused and having a good time," coach Joe Welsh said. "We've had past boats that got on each other's nerves. They are great kids and get along really well. " In the boat are seniors Danielle Cunningham, Caterina Silvestrini, Alice Carcilli, Meghan Holland, and coxswain Dana Marcone; juniors Celina Grebenfchikoff and Ashley Marincsin; and sophomores Christa Laquinta and Eileen Welsh (the coach's niece)
SPORTS
June 1, 2000 | By Edward Carlson, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association's 98th national championship regatta begins today on the Cooper River, and a national champion will rise Saturday from the ranks of the 57 crews competing in the racing season's final contest. The regatta will take place on a stretch of the river between Collingswood and Pennsauken. Favored to win the men's varsity eight race is California, the winner of last year's races for varsity and junior-varsity eights. The Golden Bears' varsity eight, which won the Pacific Ten championship, retained only three members from its national championship squad because rowers took time off to train for the Olympics.
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