Men's crew sweeps, women win one race

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 9, 2011

LOWELL, Mass. --- The Colby College men's crews won all three races and the women captured one race in rowing competition Saturday against Coast Guard Academy and a few other schools.

The Colby men's varsity 8  had a time of 5 minutes, 46.2 seconds to hold off Coast Guard (5:51.0). The second varsity 8 boat also won with a 5:59.6 clocking to Coast Guard's 6:01.7. The men's novice 8 cruised to a win in 6:32.1 over Coast Guard (6:44.4) and Mass Maritime Academy (7:37.1).

Colby head coach Stew Stokes believes the men's sweep of Coast Guard is a first for the program.

The women's varsity 8 boat placed second in 6:48.2 and was defeated by Coast Guard (6:34.4) and beat UMass-Lowell (7:13.0).

Colby's women's novice 8 crew was a winner in 7:20.5 over Coast Guard (7:28.3) and Clark (7:58.1). In second varsity 8 racing, Colby finished in 7:15.6 to Coast Guard's winning time of 7:04.8.

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