The second varsity eight won the bronze.
The second varsity eight won the bronze.

Second Varsity Eight Wins Bronze At Patriot League Championship

Holy Cross Athletics   05-12-2017

THE BASICS:

Regatta: Patriot League Championship

Date: May 12, 2017

Location: Pennsauken, N.J. (Cooper River)

The Lead: The second varsity eight won the bronze medal as the Holy Cross women's rowing team placed seventh with 26 points at the Patriot League Championship on the Cooper River. Navy won the Patriot League championship with 51 points and earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The varsity eight placed fourth in its opening heat out of four teams with a time of 7:31.455. Boston University won the heat with a time of 7:02.993. The Crusaders then won the Petite Final out of three boats with a time of 7:37.315.  
  • The second varsity eight finished third in its opening heat out of four boats with a time of 7:41.461 to advance to the Grand Final. Navy won with a time of 7:33.361. The Crusaders then placed third in the Grand Final out of six boats to win the bronze with a time of 7:43.467. Navy won with a time of 7:25.964.
  • The varsity four placed fourth in its heat out of five teams with a time of 9:20.187. Navy won with a time of 8:16.829. The Crusaders then won the Petite Final out of three boats with a time of 9:26.836.

BEYOND THE RESULTS:

  • This is the first medal for the second varsity eight at the Patriot League championship in four years as the Crusaders earned a silver medal in 2013.

TEAM RESULTS:

  1. Navy, 51 pts.
  2. Boston University, 46 pts.
  3. Georgetown, 36 pts.
  4. Bucknell,34 pts.
  5. MIT, 33 pts.
  6. Lehigh, 26 pts.
  7. Holy Cross, 26 pts.
  8. Colgate, 11 pts.
  9. Loyola Maryland, 7 pts.


THE TURNPIKE TROPHY:

  • The Patriot League Championship is part of the Turnpike Trophy competition between Holy Cross and Boston University. With the win today, the Terriers lead the competition this season, 20-1. Go here for the schedule and results of the Turnpike Trophy.
  • This next event is between the men's rowing teams at the Eastern Sprints on May 14 on Lake Quinsigamond.

THE LINEUPS:

UP NEXT:

  • The 2016-2017 season has concluded.

KEEP CONNECTED:

  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross women's rowing team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWRowing, on Facebookand on Instagram

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