On Beaver Creek: WAHS crew dedicates boathouse
Rowers and parents of rowers at Western Albemarle High School cheered today as the only Central Virginia school with its own crew team unveiled its new boathouse on the shore at Beaver Creek Reservoir.
"You have to go pretty far to find a school in the mountains with a crew team," says parent volunteer Kathleen Jump.
The new facility, dedicated Saturday, May 30, also includes a floating dock. That means that the student rowers will have a much easier time getting their craft into the water.
"We kept them in the woods on slings," says graduating senior Ansley Luce. "And we'd have to wade them in– sometimes in 60-degree water."
The new boathouse was dedicated in honor of Myriam Pitts, who coaches both the men's and women's teams at Western.