Berkeley High crew qualifies for national championships

The BHS lightweight coxed four qualified for the national championships. Photo: Signe Henderson

The Southwest Regional Junior Championships (CJs) is usually the last race of the season for the rowers on the Berkeley High crew team. But for the lightweight coxed four, the races last weekend on Lake Natoma in Gold River extended their season by another month.

The lightweights finished second in their qualifying heat to go to the finals on Lake Natoma. In the final they finished third, three seconds behind Marina Aquatic in second, and 12 seconds behind the winner, Marin. The top three crews go to the national championships being held June 10-12 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The members of the four are sophomore Lucas Bell at stroke, junior Ian Pengra at three, senior Daniel Remler at two and junior Kevin Meador in the bow seat. Hannah Lukanuski, a senior, coxed the crew.