Ithaca Crew Has Another Strong Showing Against Williams and Coast Guard!

Participating Schools: Williams (Host) and Coast Guard

Location: Lake Onota Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Conditions: Raining with Temperatures in the high 40’s. Flat water with minimal to no wind.

Ithaca Women’s Results:

Women’s Varsity 8: Williams – 7:03.8 Ithaca – 7:18.6 Coast Guard – 7:35.6

Second Varsity 8: Ithaca – 7:27.3 Williams – 7:32.8

Third Varsity 8: Williams – 7:48.7 Ithaca – 7:54.4

Frosh/Novice 8: Williams – 7:25.7 Ithaca – 7:30.0 Coast Guard – 7:49.8

Ithaca Men’s Results:

Men’s Varsity 8: Ithaca – 6:12.4 Williams – 6:14.6 Coast Guard – 6:34.3

Second Varsity 8: Williams – 6:18.5 Ithaca – 6:21.2 Coast Guard – 6:45.7

Third Varsity 8: Ithaca – 6:50.6 Williams – 7:03.4

Frosh/Novice 8: Williams – 6:21.4 Trinity – 6:27.4 Ithaca – 6:33.9

This past weekend, the Ithaca College Crew team travelled to Pittsfield, Massachusetts to take on Williams and Coast Guard on Lake Onota. It was an early 5:15am wake up call for the athletes and at first the weather was not looking promising. Athletes arrived at the race course and during the rigging process, the rain slowly started to stop and the temperatures began to rise. There was little to no wind and the water was completely flat so the conditions were turning out to be much better than expected!

The women’s team raced against Williams and Coast Guard, and with Williams being known as one of the top D3 women’s programs in the country, it was going to be a competitive day of racing for the Lady Bombers. The Women’s Varsity 8 rowed a hard race and finished second behind Williams with a time of 7:18.6. The Women’s Third Varsity 8 finished 6 seconds behind Williams with a time of 7:54.4 and the Women’s Frosh/Novice 8 finished second behind Williams and ahead of Coast Guard with a time of 7:30.0. The Women’s Second Varsity 8 rowed a fantastic race and bested Williams in their dual race with a time of 7:27.3 which was 5 seconds ahead of Williams! Even though the 1V, 3V and 1N did not manage to beat Williams, they had strong showings against Coast Guard with the 1V beating them by 17 seconds and the 1N beating them by 20 seconds!

The men’s team also raced against Williams and Coast Guard. Williams has consistently been one of the top D3 Men’s Programs in the country, so this race was going to be an important one in comparing speed just 2 weeks before ECAC’s. The Men’s Frosh/Novice 8 had a 3 boat race between Williams and visiting team Trinity. It was a hard fought race, however the Men’s Frosh 8 finished third behind Williams and Trinity with a time of 6:33.9. The Men’s Second Varsity 8 had a strong race and finished just 3 seconds behind Williams and 24 seconds ahead of Coast Guard with a time of 6:21.2. The Men’s Third Varsity 8 had a great race, finishing 13 seconds ahead of the Williams 3V with a time of 6:50.6, and the Men’s First Varsity 8 also had a fantastic race finishing 2 seconds ahead of Williams and 22 seconds ahead of Coast Guard to win their race!

Ithaca Crew is now heading into the last 2 weeks of the season which means one thing, Championship Season. Next week, Ithaca is racing Saturday and Sunday at the New York State Collegiate Championships at Whitney Point. They will be facing contenders such as Hobart, William Smith, Marist, RIT, University of Rochester, St. Lawrence and more, which will be sure to provide and exciting and competitive weekend of racing! The following weekend, Ithaca Crew heads to Worcester, Massachusetts in order to compete in the ECAC National Invitational! If you can make it to these events, please come out and support the Ithaca Crew Team as they seek to bring home some medals and achieve post season success!


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