Malden, Mass. - The Trinity College women's varsity eight defeated the Coast Guard Bears by more than four seconds to highlight the team's day of racing in Malden, Massachusetts on Saturday. The Bantams finished in 7:36.35 to defeat the Bears, who crossed the finish line in 7:40.58. In the double-dual grand final, the Bantam varsity eight was edged by Middlebury in the grand final by just over three seconds in a competitive day of racing. Trinity's second varsity eight downed Middlebury by nearly a minute, and its third-varsity eight lost to Tufts.
"This was a pretty good day for us," said Head Coach Heather Barney after the races. "Both our 1V8 and 2V8 saw significant improvement from last week, and were able to put together two strong races, even on a relatively short turnaround from heats to finals. Our 3V8 was challenged by illness and injuries this week, but did a great job adapting to the circumstances."
"This was the first ever 2k race for coxswain sophomore Zoe Russell (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and first-year stroke Nicole Zeien (North Falmouth, Mass.) - both did a great job. Much credit also to first-year Katherine Brunell (Savage, Minn.), who doubled up in the 2V and 3V and had three trips down the race course."
Trinity returns to the water next weekend when they travel to Worcester Tech for a meet with the Engineers, Bates, Rochester and Wellesley.