Men’s Crew Places First in Open 8 at Riverfront Recapture

Photo by Laurie Flowers
Photo by Laurie Flowers

THE BASICS:

Regatta: Riverfront Recapture Regatta
Result:
1st of 8 in Open 8
Location: Hartford, Conn. (Connecticut River)
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 9 a.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University men's crew team opened its 2016-17 season Sunday with a first place finish in the Open 8 at the Riverfront Recapture Regatta. 

REGATTA HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Cardinals took first, fourth and fifth in the Open 8, which took place at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. The first place boat finished in 14:51.50 – more than seven seconds faster than the second-place boat, Trinity, which placed in 14:58.88.
  • The fourth-place boat finished in 15:09.31, and the fifth-place crew crossed the finish line in 15:20.04.
  • In the Open 4, Wesleyan placed second, sixth, ninth and 10th. The second-place boat paced the Cardinals with a time of 15:06.48, while the other times posted were 15:37.68, 15:51.27 and 15:53.69.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals are back in action Saturday, Oct. 22 and will compete at the Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass.

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