Men's Rowing Teams End Fall Season with Impressive Performances
Oct. 31, 2010
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Navy heavyweight and lightweight rowing teams each competed in their final regatta of the fall on Sunday in Princeton, N.J., at the Princeton Chase. Both teams put forth solid showings alongside some of the top crews in the nation.
In the first race of the day, the men's varsity heavyweight 8+, the Navy `A' boat rowed to a fourth-place finish - its best finish ever in the event. The Mids finished the three-mile chase with a time of 13:10.36 - just four seconds behind first-place Princeton. The Navy `B' boat took 12th overall with a time 13:37.73, posting the second-fastest time for all `B' boats.
"We rowed spectacularly," said heavyweight head coach Rick Clothier. "I'm really proud of all the guys. That was the fastest we've ever rowed here and I couldn't be more pleased with our effort."
In the heavyweight varsity 4+, the Mids posted two top-11 finishes. The Navy `A' boat took seventh place with a time of 15:01.60, while the Navy `B' boat placed 11th with a time of 15:11.11.
In the heavyweight team's final race of the day, the freshman 8+, Navy posted a second-place finish with a time of 13:47.162.
"Overall, it was a very solid day for Navy crew," said Clothier. "Today was really the climax of our fall season and all of our boats were very strong. We're headed in the right direction and it was a great way to end the fall."
Equally as impressive on the day was Navy lightweight squad. In the varsity lightweight 8+, Navy placed two boats in the top 11. Navy's `A' boat placed eighth with a time of 13:34.76 - finishing just three seconds out of the top-four spots. The `B' boat placed 11th with a time 13:51.60.
"It was a great race with a very tight finish order," said lightweight head coach Steve Perry. "We were right in the mix."
The top-finishing Navy boat in the varsity lightweight 4+ took 12th out of 30 crews with a time of 15:49.65.
"I felt we had a good day," said Perry. "It was a good bounce back day for us after last week. Now we're really looking forward to working hard to prepare for the spring."