Saint Men's Teams Dominate in Races at Rome
St. Lawrence University's men's crew team swept a series of races against Hamilton and Rochester in Rome on Saturday, taking advantage of a week on the water for the first time this season.
The races were a substitute for the New York State Intercollegiate Championships which were cancelled due to flooding at Whitney Point.While the novice men caught two crabs between the 500 and 750 meter marks, they were able to recover and still beat the University of Rochester by two boat lengths. The men's varsity eight rowed 6:17;6 to beat Rochester by nearly eight full seconds and rowed 6:22.8 against Hamilton, which finished in 6:30.2.. The Novice eight finished in 6:29.9 to Rochester's 6:31.1.
"We've had a lot of challenging conditions this spring and water time has been tough to get. Finally rowing five days this week showed in our varsity eight's performance today," said Saint men's coach George Repicky.
"The novice men spent this whole week figuring out how to stay relaxed and powerful and their focus and determination was exemplified this afternoon in their race against Rochester. Two crabs in the first half of a race would cause some crews to crumble, but they fought through and managed to open a respectable lead back up on their opponents," commented assistant coach Amanda Dudley.