Crew rows in Worcester, Mass.
This past weekend, the Colby men’s and women’s crew teams travelled to Worcester, Mass. to take on Wesleyan University, Middlebury College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the University of Massachusetts (competing only with the men) and Smith College (competing only with the women) on Lake Quinsigamond.
The men rowed well, barely missing out on second place, but the women weren’t so fortunate, having to settle for fourth place. WPI won the men’s varsity eights with a time of 6:08.2, Wesleyan finished second at 6:13.5 and Colby finished just a nose behind at 6:13.8. The second varsity eight for the men fared even better, taking home second place to WPI with a 6:19.8 race. “We know we’ll see these crews again, but or now we’re focusing on this weekend against Coast Guard in Lowell,” Jillian Howell ’12 said.
On the women’s side, Wesleyan took the victory, and WPI placed second, followed by Middlebury and Colby. The Mules finished 12 seconds out of third place.
The Mules will look for another positive result this coming weekend as they will head back down to Massachusetts to take on the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and the Coast Guard Academy.