March 31, 2003

Crews Win in Season Openers

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The strong wind and choppy water did not stop the men’s and women’s crews from sweeping their opposition in their season opening meet on Cayuga Inlet. The heavyweight rowers topped both Michigan and Marist while the women’s crew bested George Washington on Saturday.

The heavyweight’s first varsity boat registered a time of 6:09.80 and convincingly beat Michigan and Marist by 14 and 24 seconds, respectively.

The second heavyweight boat finished with a 5:50.10, edging out Michigan by three seconds. Marist’s second boat lagged behind and timed a 6:20.12.

The Red’s third varsity boat won its heat with a time of 6:04.64. The Wolverines followed three seconds afterward and Marist crossed the line in 6:26.68.

The two novice boats shared the success of their varsity teammates, with each beating Michigan and Marist.

Every women’s boat defeated George Washington. The first, second, and third varsity boats timed a 7:26.20, 6:41.20 and 6:48.72. The two novice boats finished in 6:51.20 and 7:02.40.

The men’s next challenge is April 5 at Princeton with Georgetown. The women compete on the same day, at Syracuse with Yale.

Archived article by Mark Travers