Crew teams place fourth
The Colby men’s and women’s crew teams ventured down to Massachusetts this past weekend to face off against a field that included the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Ithaca College, Trinity College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for the men, and Ithaca, the College of the Holy Cross, William Smith College and Connecticut College for the women.
It wasn’t a fantastic weekend for the Mules, as both the men’s and women’s varsity eights took fourth place in their respective races. The men beat WPI by a second to finish fourth out of five with a time of 6:50.37. UNH, Trinity and Ithaca finished ahead of Colby.
The men’s second varsity eight had a similar race, finishing fourth, missing third place by four seconds, with a time of 6:51.53. They did manage to beat Ithaca’s second boat. The men’s novice four finished third out of three behind two WPI boats.
The women also finished fourth out of five with a time of 8:10.01, behind William Smith, Holy Cross and Ithaca and ahead of Connecticut College. The women’s varsity four was the highlight of a low day for Colby, as they finished third out of four at 9:10.6, behind Connecticut College and Holy Cross, but ahead of another Connecticut College boat. The annual spring Colby-Bates-Bowdoin race was supposed to take place on Sunday, April 22, in Greene, Maine, but it was cancelled due to high winds. Colby crew will row its only home race of the spring season this weekend, April 28-29, against UNH and the University of Vermont.