May 18, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - The College of the Holy Cross men's rowing team took part in the 2008 Eastern Sprints Regatta, held at Lake Quinsigamond. The varsity eight finished third in the third-level final to place 15th overall, while the second varsity eight also placed 15th.
The varsity eight earned a sixth-place finish in its morning heat, with a time of 6:18.880. The Crusaders then moved on to the third-level final, where they placed third with a time of 6:26.173, to finish 15th overall. Dartmouth won the third-level final in a time of 6:21.754, while Wisconsin took first place overall in the event with a time of 6:09.179 in the grand final.
The second varsity eight had a time of 6:29.876 in its morning heat, to earn a sixth-place finish. Holy Cross then went on to place third in the third-level final with a time of 6:27.901, to finish in 15th place overall. George Washington won the third-level final in a time of 6:21.350, while Wisconsin claimed first place overall in the event with a time of 6:17.215 in the grand final.
The Holy Cross third varsity eight placed fifth in its morning heat in a time of 6:39.444, but did not advance as only a grand final with six boats was held. The Crusader freshman eight also competed in the meet, placing sixth in its morning heat (6:42.295) and sixth in the third-level final (6:22.012).
The Holy Cross men's rowing team will conclude the 2007-2008 season when it takes part in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta, from June 5-7 on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.