The Trinity College Men's Collegiate 8+ entry has a spectacular race. Starting with bow #22, they came from the back of the field to finish 6th. The entry was made up of the program's Varsity 8. The boat ended up passing Coast Guard and UMass-Amherst before Eliot Bridge. Following the race, head coach Kevin MacDermott stated, "Our coxswain, Isabella Pizzi , nailed the course and dealt perfectly with two boats that did not yield properly when our crew was passing. The rowers have been doing great work together, with strong senior leadership and great energy from the three freshmen rowing in the crew. Finishing sixth is a significant step towards our ultimate goals for the year. Conditions were perfect yesterday and the varsity's time of 14:40.8 is the fastest time ever recorded by a Trinity crew at the Head of the Charles." Trinity beat many of their rival schools in the event with Bates being the only DIII school faster than Trinity. The University of Virginia won the event with a time of 14:24.211.
In the Collegiate 4+ race, the lottery entry was awarded with bow #35. The 2V was broken into fours for a multi-day selection process. The lineup was freshman heavy with three freshman rowing led by senior coxswain Charlotte Rosenberg, and stroke seat Jack Shea. Coach Kevin MacDermott was optimistic of the result. "The collegiate-four was a brand new crew with three freshmen, rowing together only a few times before racing." The Starting at the end of the pack, the crew ended up passing Liberty University before the Riverside Boat club boathouse. The next boat in sight was bow #33, Christ College, Oxford University. The four passed them right after the Newell Boathouse and held them off for the rest of the race. Following Eliot Bridge, they were charging at Bowdoin's second entry but could not catch them as they crossed the finish line. Trinity finished with a time of 17:15.471, 21st out of 40 entries.
The upperclassmen will conclude their fall season next Saturday at the Head of the Fish in Saratoga Springs, NY.