San Miguel Places 11th at Nationals

The San Miguel Academy boys quad boat with coxswain finished 11th in the U15 division at the USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Fla., on June 11.

The boat placed fifth in its semifinal heat to earn the 11th-place finish, completing the 2,000-meter course at Nathan Benderson Park in 8 minutes, 11.91 seconds. The San Miguel boat featured eighth-grade captain Joseph Cordova and seventh-graders Gustavo Laureano (coxswain), Daniel Conde, Ismael Chihuahua and Ayden Garcia.

San Miguel qualified for its first national meet by placing first in the U15 quad division at the USRowing Northeast Youth Championships in Lowell, Mass.

San Miguel was using a boat by Patrick Donnelly in memory of his brother, Thomas. 

This was the first time the San Miguel rowing program competed at a regional and national meet since it was established in 2010.

Click here to read a Catholic New York story featuring the San Miguel rowing program.

San Miguel Boat Heading to Nationals

The San Miguel Academy boys under-15 quad boat with coxswain qualified for nationals after taking first place at the US Rowing Northeast Youth Championships on the 2,000-meter Merrimack River course in Lowell, Mass.

The San Miguel boat consisted of coxswain Gustavo Laureano, and rowers Joseph Cordova, Daniel Conde, Ayden Garcia and Ismael Chihuahua.

This is the first time a boat from San Miguel competed at a regional with hopes of qualifying for nationals.

The USRowing Youth National Championships will be held June 9 in Sarasota, Fla.

Click here to read a feature on the academy’s rowing program from the May 5 issue of Catholic New York.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MIGUEL ACADEMY