March 16, 2006

Rowing Teams To Begin Spring Season At Jesuit Invitational

March 16, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's and women's rowing teams will be kicking off their spring season this Saturday, March 18 in Camden, N.J. at the Jesuit Invitational.

As released by the league office, Holy Cross was picked to finish third in the Patriot League Championships this season. In a vote by head coaches and sports information directors, the Crusaders finished behind Navy (32 points) and Colgate (23 points) with 16 points. Rounding out the top five were Lehigh and Bucknell.

Leading the men's team are captains Gregory Connors (Devon, Pa.) and Bryce Ritzel (Easton, Conn.). Seniors Abby Talcott (Manhasset, N.Y.) and Jane Webster (Carver, Mass.) are the captains on the women's side.

The Crusaders will compete in nine total races on the day.

10:36am: Women's N4 race
10:48am: Men's Ltw 8 race
11:12am: Men's V4 race
11:24am: Women's V4 race
12:00pm: Men's 2V8 race
12:12pm: Women's 2V8 race
12:24pm: Men's V8 race
12:36pm: Women's V8 race
1:30pm: Race vs. UDel

The following contains driving directions and parking information for the race:

Driving directions:

From the West: Pennsylvania Turnpike east to the Valley Forge exit. At Valley Forge take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) east to Philadelphia. Stay to the left after passing the Girard Avenue Exit. Exit at I-676 (Vine Street Expressway). Follow signs for Ben Franklin Bridge. Go straight ahead after the tollbooth to Admiral Wilson Blvd. Do not bear right onto I-676. Go about one mile and then take the left branch at top of overpass. After overpass bear right onto NJ Route 70. Go right onto Cuthbert Blvd. (the first overpass on route 70). At first traffic light on Cuthbert Blvd. turn right onto North Park Drive. The Course is on the left side of North Park Drive. Trailer only parking is to the left.

From North or South: Exit New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 4. Go right onto NJ Route 73, North. Exit from Route 73 onto NJ Route 38, West. Exit from NJ Route 38 at Cuthbert Blvd. Go south on Cuthbert Blvd. (Collingswood, Oaklyn). At first traffic light on Cuthbert Blvd. turn right onto North Park Drive. The Course is on the left side of North Park Drive. Trailer only parking is to the left. Or Exit I-295 at NJ Route 38 west. Exit NJ Route 38 at Cuthbert Blvd. Go south on Cuthbert Blvd. (Collingswood, Oaklyn). At first traffic light on Cuthbert Blvd. turn right onto North Park Drive. The Courseis on the left side of North Park Drive. Trailer only parking is to the left.

From South: From I-95 north follow signs to Walt Whitman Bridge (past Philadelphia International Airport and the Philadelphia Naval Base). On bridge stay in right lane and take first right as you come off the bridge. Follow signs to NJ Route 130 north. Stay on Route 130 through one circle (Collingswood Circle). After going under an RR bridge watch for Cooper River on the right (it looks like a lake, not like a river). Take first right after passing the river (the first traffic light). This is North Park Drive. Continue for 2,000 meters. Trailer parking is at the end of the course on the right. Trailer only parking is to the right.

From North: From I-95 south follow signs to Betsy Ross Bridge (just past Bridge Street Exit). When you come off the bridge follow signs to NJ Route 130 south. Stay on Route 130 for a few miles to a major intersection. Pass through the intersection still staying on Route 130. At the next traffic light you want to turn left but you must exit from the right (it's a jug handle). This is North Park Drive. Continue for 2,000 meters. Trailer parking is at the end of the course on the right.

Common Directions: The trailer parking area is on the south side of North Park Drive. Only trailers are to be parked here. There is a large parking lot at about the 1,000-meter mark on the course. This is for cars, vans and busses. Curbside parking is permitted in legal areas. However, the curb area along North Park Drive between the small bridge and Cuthbert Blvd. is for loading or unloading only. Others will be ticketed.

Parking: *The situation with the neighbors surrounding the Cooper is tenuous at best, especially the house right on the corner by the launch area. Since we are the first race of the year the Park is insisting that all vans and busses drop off and park on the street by the Howard Johnson. PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH THE DRIVEWAY OF THE LAUNCH AREA WITH BUSSES OR VANS. All parking (with the exception of trailers) is street parking. (no cars will be permitted to park in the launch area with the exception of offficials) per the park.