May 18, 2014

Men’s Rowing Competes At Eastern Sprints

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men's rowing team competed at the 2014 Eastern Sprints on Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond. Harvard won the team title to earn the Rowe Cup, while the Crusaders finished in a tie for 16th place out of 18 schools.

The varsity eight placed fifth in its heat out of six boats. No. 5 Princeton (5:34.417) placed first, No. 6 Brown (5:36.592) was second, No. 11 Columbia (5:41.475) was third, No. 13 Pennsylvania (5:46.365) was fourth, the Crusaders (5:50.224) were fifth and MIT (5:52.783) was sixth. Holy Cross then placed third in the third-level final out of six boats for a 15th-place overall finish in the varsity eight competition out of 18 boats. No. 15 George Washington (5:41.712) won the third-level final, while No. 18 Syracuse (5:43.805) was second, the Crusaders (5:46.154) were third, Georgetown (5:46.524) was fourth, MIT (5:53.086) was fifth and Rutgers (6:00.639) was sixth.

The second varsity eight placed fifth in its heat out of six boats with a time of 6:00.129. Princeton won the heat with a time of 5:40.581. Holy Cross then placed third in the third-level final out of six boats for a 15th-place overall finish in the second varsity eight competition out of 18 boats. Pennsylvania (5:50.562) won the third-level final, while George Washington (5:55.275) was second, the Crusaders (6:00.723) were third, Georgetown (6:02.721) was fourth, MIT (6:09.219) was fifth and Rutgers (6:14.078) was sixth.

The third varsity eight was fifth in its heat out of five boats with a time of 6:02.202. Boston University won with a time of 5:45.517. Holy Cross then placed second in the third-level final out of two boats for a 14th-place overall finish in the third varsity eight competition out of 14 boats. Pennsylvania won the third-level final with a time of 5:59.224, while the Crusaders tallied a time of 6:00.461.

The fourth varsity eight placed fifth in its heat out of six boats with a time of 6:14.572. Brown won the heat with a time of 5:53.509. Holy Cross then placed fifth in the petite final out of six boats for an 11th place overall finish in the fourth varsity eight competition out of 12 boats. Northeastern (5:55.030) won the petite final, while Princeton "A" (5:58.428) was second, Dartmouth (6:00.452) was third, Harvard (6:01.366) was fourth, the Crusaders (6:05.943) were fifth and Princeton "B" (6:36.808) was sixth.

The varsity four placed fourth in the grand final out of four boats. Harvard (7:06.195) placed first, while Yale (7:14.702) was second, MIT (7:20.177) was third and the Crusaders (7:33.818) were fourth.

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First Varsity Eight : Michael Fitzgerald (coxswain), Vince LaMonteJohn TanisSam PoryandaJohn BurkeSean O'NeillHenry Van DammeJordan Traub, Connor Dilworth.

Second Varsity Eight:
John Gentile (coxswain), James HollandAnthony CurroKevin Casey, Brian SullivanAndrew McNamaraConnor May, Joe Nolan, Tiarnan Doherty.  

Third Varsity Eight: J.T. Kearney (coxswain), Ryan HalliseyJon Bachmann, Casey NortonChristian KerriganWilliam McCueRyan TierneyT.J. WattsChris Mudrick.

Fourth Varsity Eight: Eddie Ryan (coxswain), Danny MitchellKyle LarkinMike Lindsay, Tom Behrakis, Will CallifTed LangloisNick WhalenJ.D. Power.

Varsity Four: Cally Hickey (coxswain), Patrick Powell, Jeffrey Liang, Conor Faron, John McDonough.