Crew wins varsity eight races in Lowell, Mass.
The Colby College crew teams put up a strong showing this weekend in Lowell, Mass., as the Mules took on the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and the Coast Guard Academy.
The men’s first varsity eight boat won its race with a time of 6:12.35, beating Coast Guard’s first boat by just under six seconds. Another Coast Guard boat took third place in the race. The men’s second boat faired even better, winning its race by defeating the Coast Guard boat by nearly seven seconds. The men’s varsity four boat took fourth place and a novice four boat took second place for the Mules as well.
The women’s crew team rowed well, too, though the Mules were were unable to grab a first place finish. The women’s first varsity eight boat finished second to the Coast Guard boat by seven seconds with a time of 7:07.6. Although the Mules did not win, their time defeated UMass Lowell and Franklin Pierce University. The women’s second varsity eight boat took third place, losing to two of the Coast Guard boats with a time of 7:31.9. The women’s varsity four boat took second place as it beat a second UML boat, the Coast Guard, Franklin Pierce, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy, with a time 8:12.
Colby will try to keep its good run alive as the Mules head South from Waterville to the Bay State for the third straight week this weekend. The Mules will row against the College of the Holy Cross, Ithaca College, and Connecticut College.