Trinity Men's Rowing Enjoys Fine First Day At Head Of The Riverfront Regatta
Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College men's rowing team had a spectacular day of racing on its home course at the Head of the Riverfront on the Connecticut River. The Bantams raced in four different categories and prevailed with the top seed in both the collegiate and open events. The men's varsity eight raced against Coast Guard and Connecticut in a three-mile course, which should prepare the squad for the same distance at the Head of the Charles in three weeks.
Led by senior tri-captains Logan Marro (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Jake Sluis (Ridgewood, N.J.), and Peter Zendt (Townsend, Del.), the men's first boat finished first with a time of 14:33.81, outracing third-place Coast Guard by over thirty seconds, while Trinity's second entry in the race finished 1.38 seconds behind the Trinity "A" boat. Two other Bantam eights finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the eight-boat race. Trinity's novice eight came in second place in its three-boat race at 17:39.31, while six Bantam 1x boats competed in an eight-boat race won by Chris Buesser (Ridgewood, N.J.) at 18:08.50. In fours racing, Trinity finished 1-2-5 in a six-boat race with the winner posting a time of 14:39.90.
Every rower competed in at least two separate races, both an eights race and either a fours race, a single or a double, based on experience. Sophomore Andrew Peck (Lexington, Mass.) said, "Today was a good early-season indicator of things to come and we are very excited for the season to get in full swing." The atmosphere around the regatta today was spectacular as Trinity alumni were present to watch the Bantams clean sweep the competition. The Bantams next hit the water on October 21st at the Head of The Charles.