Absegami senior Clare Moloney, fourth from right, with her varsity eight teammates after winning the first Lake Lenape Sprint last year.


Absegami High School senior Clare Moloney jump-started the spring crew season by winning a silver medal in the World Indoor Rowing 1K Sprints. Moloney, an 18-year-old Galloway resident, placed second out of 281 worldwide competitors - and first among USA rowers - in her age group with a time of three minutes, 33.9 seconds.

The World Rowing Indoor Sprints are a virtual indoor rowing championships modeled after the SkiErg World Sprints, in which individual rowers raced 1,000 meters on the Concept2 Indoor Rower at their club, gym, school or home March 10-12.

Moloney, who has committed to continue her rowing career at the University of Massachusetts, won first place in the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints Junior Women 1500m Open Weight last year, and set an American record in the 1K for a female, aged 17-18, heavyweight with a time of 3:28.2.