Trinity Women's Rowing Takes Fifth At NCAA Regatta
West Windsor, N.J. - The Trinity College women's rowing team finished fifth in the NCAA Division III Championship Regatta this weekend on Lake Mercer. Trinity used strong performances in both afternoon repechage races on Friday to put its first- and second-varsity eight crews in Saturday's grand finals, and finished sixth and fourth, respectively, in those races.
On Friday, the Bantam first varsity recovered from a seventh-place finish of eight boats in the morning heats to post a first-place time of 7:02.01 and edge Marietta by .09 seconds and Coast Guard by .19 seconds in the repechage which clinched a spot in the grand final for Trinity.
Trinity's second-varsity eight earned the third-fastest time of six boats in the morning heats and repeated the strong performance by winning the repechage by nearly five seconds with a time of 7:12.45. The Bantams, competing in their 10th consecutive NCAA Championship Regatta, lined up against Williams, Bates, and Wellesley in the second-varsity grand final and came in fourth at 7:04.24. The first-varsity eight faces those three plus Marietta and William Smith in its grand final and placed sixth with a time of 6:53.28. The combined finish of each school's two boats (adjusted to give more weight to the finish of the first varsity) determines the overall standings and the NCAA title, and the Bantams totaled 21 points to edge Marietta by one.