Rowing Wins Two Trophies at Jesuit Invitational
March 16, 2013
Boston College won the Cannonball Trophy for overall points and the Robert M. Gillin, Jr. Trophy for its victory in the varsity eight to highlight a successful day of racing at the Jesuit Invitational on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J., on Saturday.
In the team's first race of the spring, the Eagles earned both trophies for the second year in a row at the 14th annual regatta against crews from host Saint Joseph's, Loyola (Md.), Fairfield, and Canisius.
BC's varsity eight took first place in a time of 7:27.9 to win the women's varsity eight and the Robert M. Gillin, Jr. Trophy in the team's last race of the day. Saint Joseph's finished second in the event with a time of 7:31.6.
The Eagles also won the second varsity eight in a time of 7:45.5 more than 30 seconds ahead of St. Joseph's while BC's B boat came in first in the varsity four, and the team's A entry finished second in the event with times of 8:43.2 and 8:46.2 respectively.
In the third varsity eight the Eagles took first and third with BC's A boat coming in at 7:57.3 and the team's B boat finishing in 8:19.7. St. Joseph's clocked in at 8:15.7 to finish second.
Next, Boston College competes at The Beanpot on the Charles River in Boston, Mass., on March 23.
Boston College Race Schedule/Results:
11:20 a.m. - Women's Third Varsity Eight - First Place (A) & Third Place (B)
Boston College Boats:
Second Varsity Eight:
Third Varsity Eight A:
Third Varsity Eight B: