Vol. LXIII, No. 29
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
(Photo by Bill Allen/NJ SportAction)
PERFECTIONISTS: Justin Teti, second from left, and his teammates on the Princeton University mens lightweight varsity crew hone their technique in a training session this spring on Lake Carnegie. Earlier this month, Teti and the Tigers completed a dream season as they won the Temple Challenge Cup in the Henley Royal Regatta in England. The win culminated a perfect campaign for Princeton which won Eastern Sprints and Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) titles along the way.
Justin Teti didnt get to stick around very long in his first appearance at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Rowing for Malvern Prep in 2005 as a high school senior, Tetis boat was eliminated in the quarterfinals by a Dutch boat in the boys competition at the storied regatta held on the Thames River near London, England.
Earlier this month, Teti enjoyed the full Henley experience as the Princeton University mens lightweight varsity boat rowed for the Temple Challenge Cup.
Even though the Henley Royal Regatta annually takes places in the first week of July, the weather can seem autumn-like at the course near London.
Over the years, the rowers have been hit with sheets of rain and temperatures in the 40s or 50s.
But when the Princeton University mens lightweight crew arrived in England to compete for the Temple Challenge Cup in late June, it was greeted by a heat wave with sunny skies and the thermometer soaring into the 80s.
With the Tigers having scorched the competition all spring in a brilliant season that saw the top varsity boat go undefeated and win the Eastern Sprints and Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) titles along the way, Princeton head coach Greg Hughes was hoping his rowers would benefit from the surprisingly pleasant conditions.
Things didnt end on a high note for Madeline Davis as she rowed in her final regatta for the Princeton University womens lightweight crew.
Competing in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta in Sacramento, Calif., senior captain Davis and the Tigers finished sixth in the grand final.
Although Davis was looking to end her career with a national title, she was able to find positives in Princetons journey to the IRA.
By late June, Chris Edwards and his teammates on Hilton Realty appeared to be headed for a rough season in the Princeton Recreation Department Summer Mens Basketball League.
Despite the stellar inside play of the bruising Edwards, Hilton stumbled to a 0-4 start.
While he was unhappy with his teams early play, Edwards wasnt about to give up on the season.
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