May 10, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's rowing team took part in the 2009 Eastern Sprints at Lake Quinnsigamond on Sunday afternoon. Brown won the regatta with 41 points, followed by Harvard (33 points), Wisconsin (32 points), Cornell (28 points) and Boston University with 21 points rounding out the top five. Made up of 18 teams, the Crusaders finished in tied for 16th place at the Eastern Sprints.
In the second varsity heavyweight eight, Holy Cross' boat of coxswain Chris Hayden and rowers Terry Therrien, D.J. Estes, Charles Ullman, Justin Howlett, Eddie Pinero, Peter Haney, Ron Paranal and Christopher Sieck finished in fourth place out of five boats in the third-level final with a time of 6:27.783. Georgetown won the race with a time of 6:08.871 while Navy finished second (6:12.541) and Dartmouth in third place (6:19.932). Rutgers closed out the race with a time of 6:29.881.
In the third-level final of the varsity heavyweight eight, Princeton placed first with a time of 5:59.331, followed by Penn (6:03.065), Yale (6:04.602), Georgetown (6:07.853), Rutgers (6:08.995) and Holy Cross' boat of coxswain Mary Carol Madigan and rowers Adam Furlong, Daniel McGlinn, Erick Winstead, Garrett Pearce, James Eagan, Wade Lucas, Grant O'Connell and Christian Bratton with a time of 6:09.809.
In the third-level final of the freshman heavyweight eight, Holy Cross' boat of Joelle Castro, Tom Gallant, Dan Ryan, Trevor Zaleski, Sean Corwen, Peter Dwyer, Richard Sullivan, Colin Hayes and Patrick Kokszka placed fifth with a time of 6:48.257. Penn won the race with a time 6:12.846, followed by Georgetown (6:14.614), Rutgers (6:22.905) and Columbia (6:33.960).
In the heavyweight four race, Holy Cross finished in fifth place in the grand final with a time of 7:36.817. Brown won the race with a time of 6:44.328, followed by MIT (6:57.922), Northeastern (7:03.963) and Penn (7:10.312).
The Crusaders conclude the 2009 season on June 4-6, traveling to Gold River, Calif., to compete in the IRA National Championship.