May 5, 2009
Holy Cross Men's Rowing
Scoreboard: No scheduled competition.
Schedule: Sunday, May 10, Eastern Sprints, Worcester, Mass., 7:30 a.m.
The Holy Cross men’s rowing team returns to action following a week off for its final home event of the year, hosting the Eastern Sprints on Sunday, May 10, the competition is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. In this weekend’s events, Holy Cross will have four boats competing: the varsity eight, second varsity eight, freshmen eight and open four. This will be the fifth year in a row that Holy Cross has hosted the Eastern Sprints at Lake Quinnsigamond.
Last season, the Crusaders were led by the varsity eight and second varsity eight who both finished in 15th place. The varsity eight finished third out of six boats with a time of 6:26.173 and the second varsity eight placed third out of four boats with a time of 6:27.901. Holy Cross closed out the novice eight six-boat race final with a time of 6:33.012.
In 2007, Holy Cross’ varsity eight finished in 14th place while the second varsity eight and freshman eight recorded a 15th-place finish. The varsity eight finished in sixth place in their race with a time of 5:50.312 while both the second varsity eight (6:01.855) and freshmen eight (5:58.929) placed third in their races.
During the 2006 competition, Holy Cross had two boats race in the event as the varsity eight finished in 13th place while the lightweight eight earned an 11th-place finish. In 2005, the varsity eight boat was the only boat that competed for Holy Cross in the Eastern Sprints. The Crusaders placed 10th in the 17-boat event, marking the best finish for Holy Cross in five years.