Head of the Halloween and Mercer Fall Classic

Hi everyone!

Thanks to everyone for another great weekend of racing at the Head of the Schuylkill, including the first place finishes by the Girl’s 2nd Varsity 8 and Novice 4.
We are now looking forward to our last two races of the year – the Head of the Halloween and the Mercer Fall Classic.
The Head of the Halloween is during practice tomorrow, Wednesday October 31st. We will be racing in mixed 8s (novice and varsity together) along with the Peddie boys. The race will be one around the lake piece and one 500m sprint. Practice will be over after this, so please plan on picking up athletes around 5:45pm! Costumes and candy to share after the race are highly encouraged!
The Mercer Fall Classic is this Saturday, November 3rd at the Caspersen Rowing Center. Hilary will be sending out a volunteer signup, so please be on the lookout for that. Athletes will race around the lake pieces in the morning and 2ks in the afternoon. Racing will begin at 10am and end by 3pm, so athletes should plan on potentially being at the boathouse from around 8:30am until 3pm. All programs will be off Sunday. Important: if you are taking the SAT or cannot make the race Saturday, please fill out the absence form and tell your coach ASAP!
A few last reminders – the novice season ends Friday November 9 and the Varsity ends Friday November 16. There will be a blog post with winter information in the coming week. Also, there is a service day for varsity athletes on Saturday, November 10 from 9:30am-12pm. We will meet at the Marina on the south side of the lake. More information will come from the coaches.
Thank you and Go Mercer!