Crews fourth, fifth in opening spring race

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 3, 2010

WORCESTER, Mass. --- The Colby College women's varsity 8 placed fourth and the men were fifth at the opening regatta of the season on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday.

The Colby women had a time of 7 minutes, 48.06 seconds to take fourth out of five boats on the 2,000-meter course. The women beat Middlebury (7:50.01) and trailed Smith (7:26.7), Wesleyan (7:27.47), and WPI (7:47.98).

The Colby men were fifth out of five boats in 6:45.19 and finished behind WPI (6:24.2), Wesleyan (6:33.13), UMass-Amherst (6:34.8), and Middlebury (6:44.61).

The men's second varsity 8 took second place out of five boats with a 6:38.64 clocking. WPI won the race in 6:29.19 and the Mules beat Wesleyan (6:39.03), UMass (6:46.70), and Middlebury (6:49.03). The Colby men's varsity 4 boat raced only against WPI and placed second.

The Colby women's second varsity 8 was third in 8:24.45 behind Smith (8:14.1), Wesleyan (8:16.06), and in front of Middlebury (8:25.5).






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