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F-M crew season opens at Saratoga

The rowing season has officially started, Fayetteville-Manlius High School's crew team traveled to the Saratoga Invitational last weekend, its first regatta of the spring season.

The weather was sunny and beautiful. And it was a large field, with 41 clubs competing from seven U.S. states, plus Canada.

F-M was represented by 77 athletes who competed in the 1,500 meter races on Saturday and 46 varsity athletes who competed in eight rowing races on Sunday in 2000 meter events.

Three boats medaled on Saturday in their 1,500-meter races. The First varsity four boys boat containing Sawyer Konys, John King, Sean Towne, Myer Dixon and Andrew Gotham placed second, receiving a silver medal, out of 21 competitors.

The second varsity four men's boat placed third and received a bronze medal. The boat was crewed by Matt Foran, Chris Warren, Garrett Tongue, Graham Ritchie, and Connor Williams.

A third medal for F-M was awarded to the second girls varsity four. They, too, were awarded the bronze medal for their third-place finish. The rowers were Nikole Metz, Kaitlin Anderson, Samantha Paige, Kiera Lynn and Claire Meyers.

The next race of the season will be at Onondaga Lake Park as local teams compete in the Section III championships on Saturday.

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