The Saint Joseph’s women’s rowing team placed third overall in the Washington College Invitational and posted a first-place finish in the Varsity 4. The Hawks finished behind Wellesley and the host crew in the team standings.
SJU's V8 and 2V8 both competed in the Varsity 8 event and both advanced to the Grand Final. At the halfway point it was four boats across until SJU "A" and Wellesley separated from the pack coming through the 750-meter mark. In the last 300 meters, SJU and Wellesley were in a great battle for first place until the Hawks caught an over-the-head crab and lost position.
“We raced very well across the board and had great execution. Crabs happen - Maryland is know for them. But we showed great grit and learned a lot this week and weekend. I feel like this is a turning point for our season," said coach Gerry Quinlan.
The 3V8/Freshman 8 had another come-from-behind win in the 2V8 Petite Final after a great battle in the heat.
The Hawks will return to action in two weeks at the GW Invitational, on April 12-13.