Bowdoin Rowing kicked off the Spring 2017 season on Sunday with racing in Worcester, MA. This was the squad’s first return to water since traveling north from spring training.
The Varsity women made a very successful debut in the 8+, finishing the 2000 m course in first place, 11.3 seconds ahead of second place Connecticut College. Assumption College, Clark University and Johnson and Wales University rounded out the rest of the field. The women carried a similar margin of victory into the Varsity 4+ event, stopping the clock in 7:45, followed by Connecticut and Clark. The Novice women also showed great signs of early season speed with first and third finishes in the novice women’s 4+ event. The second varsity women finished in third, just behind Clark and Connecticut.
On the men’s side, the Varsity 4+ kicked off the day with a 16 second win over Wentworth, Clark and Connecticut College. The men’s second varsity followed suit with Bowdoin 4’s finishing in first and second ahead of Connecticut and Wentworth. In the closest finish of the day, Bowdoin’s novice men fought hard to finish three seconds ahead of Wentworth. Detailed results can be found on row2k.com.
Many thanks to Clark University for hosting! Next weekend the full Bowdoin Navy fleet is off to Mercer Lake in New Jersey for the Knecht Cup.