June 7, 2008
CAMDEN, N.J. - The College of the Holy Cross men's rowing team concluded the 2007-2008 season with three boats taking part in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta, held on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. As a team, the Crusaders finished 34th out of 39 schools in the competition for the Ten Eyck Trophy, with three points. Washington won the Ten Eyck Trophy as the IRA national champion, with 214 points.
The varsity eight posted a time of 5:59.370 in the fourth-level final to come in sixth. Georgetown won the fourth-level final with a time of 5:49.200, while Wisconsin took first place overall in the varsity eight, by winning the grand final in a time of 5:31.173. The Crusaders had previously posted a time of 6:07.484 to come in fifth in their opening heat, while placing fourth in their repechage heat with a time of 6:11.299. In its semifinal heat, Holy Cross had a time of 6:05.014, to come in sixth.
The second varsity eight had a time of 6:10.242 in the third-level final to place sixth. Yale won the third-level final with a time of 5:53.182, while Washington took first place overall in the event, by winning the grand final in a time of 5:39.308. The Crusaders had previously posted a time of 6:21.557 to come in sixth in their opening heat, while placing fourth in their repechage heat with a time of 6:19.986. In its semifinal heat, Holy Cross had a time of 6:04.145, to come in second.
The freshman four also competed, opening up by placing 19th in a time trial with a time of 6:20.877. The Crusaders then came in fourth in their semifinal heat in a time of 7:17.068. Washington won the grand final in the freshman four, in a time of 6:25.931.
Holy Cross Boat Lineups