Potter & Searles Win Varsity Pair at Kerr Cup

Potter & Searles Win Varsity Pair at Kerr Cup

Strong Overall Showing for Shoremen at Regatta

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Junior Lee Potter (Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and freshman Grayson Searles (Richmond, Va./Douglas S. Freeman) won the men's varsity pair to lead the Washington College men's rowing team at the Kerr Cup today in Philadelphia.

Kerr Cup

How It Happened
- Potter and Searles comfortably won their heat of the varsity pair in 8:21.52 to advance to the final. Chris Eggstein and Evan Koch were fourth in that heat in 9:12.23. Delaware was second in 8:37.41 and Mary Washington third in 8:53.43.
- Brook Yimer and Samson Ramasamy were third in their heat of the pair in 9:27.47 to advance to the final. Matt Underwood and Ben Masclans were fourth in that heat in 10:00.01. Loyola won the heat in 9:05.12, Lafayette was second in 9:09.36 and Brandeis was fifth in 10:18.66.
- In the final of the varsity pair, Potter and Searles faced a stiffer challenge from the Mary Washington crew, but the Shoremen tandem pulled out a win in 8:13.10 to the Eagles' time of 8:16.15. Loyola was third in 8:46.16. Yimer and Ramasamy were just a fraction of a second behind Loyola, taking fourth in 8:46.61. Lafayette was fifth in 8:56.20. Delaware advanced to the final, but was a scratch.
- Washington's varsity four was third in its heat in 8:01.63. Fordham won the heat in 7:33.06, Loyola "A" was second in 7:41.57, Boston College fourth in 8:12.81, Haverford fifth in 8:41.27, and Brandeis sixth in 9:22.69.
- The Shoremen's boat in the varsity four B event finished fifth in its heat in 8:49.68. Delaware won the heat in 7:47.42, Loyola was second in 8:09.72, Fairfield "B" third in 8:19.41, and St. Mary's fourth in 8:21.89.  
- The Shoremen's lightweight four was sixth in its final-only event in 8:18.02. Temple "A" won the race in 7:00.11, Temple "B" was second in 7:00.44, Delaware "A" third in 7:09.00, Delaware "B" fourth in 7:26.61, and Fairfield fifth in 7:31.85. 

Shoremen Boat Lineups
Varsity Pairs: Potter (stroke) & Searles (bow); Yimer (stroke) & Ramasamy (bow); Eggstein (stroke) & Koch (bow); Underwood (stroke) & Masclans (bow)
Varsity Four: Alex Kincaid (coxswain), Yimer (stroke), Ramasamy (three), Eggstein (two), Koch (bow)
Varsity Four B: Karl Melchior (coxswain), Bennett Truitt (stroke), Charles Snyder (three), Tyler Buchanan (two), Tom Heffernan (bow)
Lightweight Four: Melchior (coxswain), Potter (stroke), Searles (three), Truitt (two), Heffernan (bow).

Up Next for the Shoremen
4/28 @ Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships (Lewisberry, Pa.)