• 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.


    Sophomore Jesaias Benitez is entering his second year at The Blue and Gold. This year he will be taking on the role of a lead sports reporter. Benitez’s parents are originally from El Salvador and moved to the United States. Benitez was born in New York where he went to elementary school and spent most of his childhood. Benitez’s parents decided to move to Malden in 2011 when Jesaias was ten and went to middle school at The Beebe School. He considers himself a friendly, creative, and energetic person who enjoys hanging out with his friends. One of his favorite hobbies is photography which he continues to learn more about in the Blue and Gold class, where it has taught him to use different softwares such as Photoshop and Indesign. Benitez is excited for a new year where he is able to be a leader and mentor new students who joined the class.

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