Trinity Rowing Opens Spring Season with 3rd Place Finish in Boston
The Trinity Men's Rowing Team kicked off their Spring 2018 campaign with strong finishes in Boston. In their first race of the season against the Harvard Lightweights, Bates, and Boston College, the first and second varieties finished third in their respective events. On a cold and breezy day in the Charles River Basin, the first and second varsity eights had strong early season results against quality crews. Harvard won every event they were in by open water. In both races, Trinity was between two and four seats on Bates as they passed under the Harvard Bridge. The first varsity posted a time of 6:36.77, 3.97 seconds behind Bates, and 19.27 seconds behind first place Harvard. The second varsity posted a time of 6:44.7, 4.2 seconds behind Bates, and 24.273 seconds behind Harvard. The varsity four had a footplate break during their start warmup forcing them to not participate in their race. When comparing times to the top ranked program in New England, Bates College, Coach Kevin MacDermott was very happy with our results. Given the time the limited time on the water and the many switches made between the crews, there has been a lot of progress made the past few weeks. The program has eight freshman in our top two boats. The seniors have done an excellent job leading the underclassmen on and off the water. I can't wait to see the program's progression throughout the spring season. The next race will take place on Saturday, April 14th in Philadelphia for the Kerr Cup, followed by the Knecht Cup on Sunday, April 15th.
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