Boston College Competes at Home in Foot of the Charles Regatta
Nov. 17, 2007
The Boston College women's rowing team competed in its final event of the Fall season on Saturday, November 17 at the Foot of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass.
The Eagles entered three boats in the Varsity 4+ race and two boats in the Novice 8.
Boston College's best finish in the Varsity 4+ came from it's "A" boat, which completed the course in 16 minutes, 46.9 seconds, good for 11th place. The Eagles' "B" and "C" boats finished 22nd and 29th, respectively, with times of 17:25.0 and 17:45.9.
The Radcliffe "A" boat rowed to a first-place finish in the Varsity 4+ with a time of 15:50.8.
On a cold morning, with winds picking up as the day went on, the novice rowers were in for a test.
In the Novice 8 race, which consists of rowers in their first year of collegiate competition, Boston College earned a top-10 finish, as the Eagles' "A" boat took ninth place with a time of 17:35. This finish was especially impressive as their course was hindered due to collisions with another crew, forcing the BC boat to stop twice. Boston College's "B" boat placed 25th in 19:58.6.
Brown University's "A" boat took first place in the Novice 8, finishing the course in 15:12.7.
Assistant coach Mac Cannady was impressed with the efforts of the novice squad. "I'm excited about the results of the novice rowers in their first collegiate race," he said. "I look forward to seeing more from them in the spring. This concludes a strong Fall season of training and the results are beginning to show."
Boston College resumes its racing season in the spring at the Jesuit Invitational in Camden, N.J. on March 15.