Cayuga Inlet was host to all three crews last Saturday morning, but it could afford a warm reception to just one of them. Although the men’s heavyweights were easy winners, both the lightweights and women fell to top-notch competition.
The heavyweights, racing against a less than formidable Rutgers squad, romped to a 15 second victory, finishing in 6:23.3
“I was really happy,” said heavyweight head coach Dan Roock. “It worked out pretty well.”
On the varsity boat were Tobias Tillemans, Connor Morhardt, Jordan Siegel, Miles Hingeley, Ken Davies, Ken Jurkowski, Sanjay Vachami, Milos Vujanic, and coxswain Donald Lee.
In past weeks, Roock has been mixing up his line-ups, looking for perfect chemistry.
“The beauty of this team is depth,” he said. I could switch around a lot of guys and it wouldn’t make a difference.”
“It wasn’t so much racing against Rutgers as it was practicing against ourselves,” added Morhardt. “We have the capacity to go out and perform.”
But the other two crews weren’t so fortunate.
Racing against the Scarlet Knights and Princeton, the lightweights finished third in a time of 6:36.3. But head coach Todd Kennett was nonetheless pleased with performance because the Red held its own against the Tigers — the eventual winner —