• Crew: Season Concludes

    by  • June 14, 2017 • Homepage, Sports • 0 Comments

    As school is coming to an end, spring sports have begun to conclude. This season, the crew team has been working endlessly in order to improve on their times whether it's at practice,regattas, or even triathlons. On May 21st, the team held their annual event called “Malden On The Moose”. Whether they were at school having two sessions a day or on water when they are competing with others, they still putting in their best effort.

    Throughout the season, they faced several obstacles like the weather not permitting them to practice outside. The members of the team like senior Jacob Herre feel that crew is a really fascinating sport because not many people know what it’s about and throughout the season it really pushes their limit and makes them a better person and teammate.

    The team has achieved several accomplishments like sophomore Salma Bezzat, who managed to surpass a state record during a triathlon.

    Crew has also held their annual Mayor’s Cup where they competed against cities from the Boston Area and also their Moose on the Malden. This years seventh Moose was held on May 21st. Every single year, the event consists of local businesses and volunteers serving food, jamming to music, and selling merchandise to fundraise for the team. This year the teams the Malden crew team competed were Cambridge Rindge and Latin, Holyoke, MacDuffie, Malden, Medford, Megunticook Rowing, Milton, Mystic Valley, Nauset Tech, Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, Row Boston, Somerville/Everett, Springfield, Waynflete, and Yarmouth.

    During the Moose, the girls and boys novice first boat made it all the way to states where they attended the Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association,MPSRA State Championship in Lowell. Since they were able to score great times, many of the boats were awarded gold and silver medals during the Moose.


    Jesaias Benitez is a junior at the Malden High School. He is the Head of Photography for the Blue and Gold this year. While his parents are from El Salvador, Benitez was born in New York, which is where he spent most of his childhood. He then moved to Malden and attended the Beebe Middle School. After school, he usually works at Boda Borg. He enjoys watching The Walking Dead and likes to eat Japanese food. Tennis is one sport that he enjoys playing. One of his favorite classes in school is AP World History. Benitez’s main interest is photography, he would like to pursue a career related to it such as forensics. This year, Benitez is very excited to work on photography for The Blue and Gold articles. He is also looking forward to working with the new members.

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