Oct. 19, 2009
BOSTON, MASS. - Saint Joseph's men's rowing sent two crews to the Head of the Charles Regatta, to compete in the less than favorable conditions.
The Hawks' Heavyweight 8 and Lightweight 8 crews battled the terrible conditions in the competition against some of the best crews in the nation. The Hawks faced frigid temperatures and driving wind and rain in Boston.
The Heavyweight 8 finished 21st in the College 8 with a time of 16:39. "We are disappointed that we were not higher in the field but know that we are within striking distance of many of our Dad Vail foes," said head coach Drew Hill.
The Lightweights had a solid race, finishing 14th with a time of 16:19.53 to beat EARC crews from Penn, Dartmouth and MIT. The Lightweights avenged an earlier-season loss to Penn and gained ground on Navy and Delaware. "We are making good progress with every passing week and this weekend was a great speed check. We are excited to see what another week brings in our preparation for the Princeton Chase," said Hill.
The Heavyweight 8 will saddle up again for the Head of the Schuylkill next weekend where SJU will face some of the same teams.