Varsity Four Takes Second Place at the Kerr Cup
With two weeks of practice between races, the Trinity College made a rare appearance in Philadelphia to race at the Kerr Cup. The last minute schedule switch was made to find out where the program stacks against a few nationally ranked programs. Rowing out of the Penn boathouse on the historic Boathouse Row, the program had their ups and downs. With a stiff headwind against the current caused for choppy conditions to race in. The course had no buoys to mark individual lanes making it tough to stay within your lane and steer a straight course. The varsity eight finished fourth in their heat, placing them in the C-Final. Following a fourth place finish in their final the varsity eight finished 16th overall out of 22 crews, winning St. Joseph's winning the overall event. The second varsity eight finished fourth in their heat and the petite final for a 10th place out of 18 crews, with Drexel winning the overall event. The varsity four finished third in their heat which allowed them to compete for a medal in the grand final. The boat ended up finishing second overall, 6.53 behind Delaware in the Second Varsity 4+ event.
The following day, the team traveled to Lake Mercer in Windsor, New Jersey to take on URI, Marietta, and the Temple Lightweights at the Knecht Cup. Due to un-rowable conditions on the lake, all races were cancelled. The team was sad because they wanted to showcase their speed to other programs, but are fired up for their next race on Saturday, April 14th in Worcester versus WPI.
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