WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The Holy Cross men's rowing team competed in the first day of the 112th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship on Friday on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.
The varsity eight placed sixth in its heat out of six boats. No. 5 Princeton (5:39.669) placed first, No. 4 Brown (5:42.470) was second, No. 12 Navy (5:44.454) was third, No. 13 Stanford (5:49.136) was fourth, No. 20 Florida Institute of Technology (5:51.105) was fifth and the Crusaders (5:59.501) were sixth. Holy Cross then placed fourth in the repachage out of four boats. No. 9 Cornell (5:36.744) placed first, No. 14 Pennsylvania (5:39.414) was second, No. 18 Syracuse (5:44.306) was third and the Crusaders (5:45.056) were fourth. The varsity eight will now compete in the No. 3 semifinal on Saturday, May 31 at 11:45 a.m.
The second varsity eight placed sixth in its heat out of six boats with a time of 6:08.416. Princeton won the heat with a time of 5:44.852, while Navy (5:49.227) finished second, Syracuse (5:52.289) placed third and Columbia (5:53.871) and Hobart (6:08.223) finished in fourth and fifth, respectively. Holy Cross then placed fourth in the repachage out of four boats with a time of 5:59.811. Wisconsin (5:44.681) finished in first place, while Drexel (5:49.939) and Stanford (5:50.406) finished in second and third, respectively. The second varsity eight will now compete in the No. 4 semifinal on Saturday, May 31 at 12:30 p.m.
The third varsity eight finished in sixth place in its heat out of six boats with a time of 6:10.921. California won the heat with a time of 5:50.003, while Northeastern came in second with a time of 5:56.533. Wisconsin finished in third with a time of 6:02.465, while Yale placed fourth with a time of 6:02.727. Oregon State came in fifth with a time of 6:05.883. Holy Cross then finished in fourth place in the repachage out of six boats with a time of 5:59.793. Dartmouth won the race with a time of 5:49.521, while Yale (5:53.528) and Syracuse (5:56.187) finished in second and third, respectively. Harvard (6:00.922) came in fifth place, while Drexel (6:18.831) finished in sixth. The third varsity eight will now compete in the third-level final on Sunday, June 1 at 9:40 a.m.
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