Local roundup: Roosevelt girls crew wins league championship

Local roundup: Roosevelt girls crew wins league championship

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Local roundup: Roosevelt girls crew wins league championship

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The Franklin D. Roosevelt High School girls crew team captured first place at the Hudson Valley Rowing League championships on the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie on Saturday.

“They performed excellent and it culminated an outstanding year for themselves,” Roosevelt girls coach Frank Baldascino said. The girls lightweight four took first place and the girls senior four was second for the Presidents.

The Roosevelt boys lightweight and senior four boats each placed second to lead the way on the boys side.

Our Lady of Lourdes wins honor — Lourdes was named one of the state’s Scholar/Athlete Teams by the New York State Scholastic Rowing Association.

The Warriors met the state criteria for this honor, including a team grade-point average of 90 or better during the competitive season.

College athletics

Marist College claimed the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s Women’s Commissioner’s Cup for the third consecutive year.

The women’s teams at Marist College captured MAAC titles in soccer, basketball and swimming and diving.

“I am very proud of the success of our women’s programs, led by our women’s soccer, women’s swimming and diving, and women’s basketball teams earning MAAC championships,” Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray said in a statement.

“I am grateful for the jobs done by our coaches, as well as the accomplishments of our student-athletes in competition and in the classroom.”

Marist was fourth in the MAAC Men’s Commissioner’s Cup standings and second in the MAAC’s overall standings for the Commissioner’s Cup.

Track and field

John Jay’s Mike Turi qualified late Friday for the state’s Division I meet in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 19.3 seconds at White Plains High School.

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