Back-to-Back Wins at Genesee!
Head of the Genesee 2017
October 7th, 2017
On Saturday, October 7th, Binghamton Rowing traveled to Rochester, NY to participate at the Head of the Genesee Regatta. The course was a 5.2k head race characterized by bridges and scenery from the Genesee Valley Park. Crews from all over New York State and parts of Pennsylvania were present including competitive teams such as Ithaca, Clarkson, RIT, Hamilton, and the University of Rochester to name a few.
Racing began with the Men’s Open 4+ event in which Binghamton Rowing had two boats racing. The Men’s A 4+ started the regatta being the first boat to cross the starting line. The boat won gold against some stiff competition, coming in 1st with a time of 18:18.04 over the 5k course and with the second boat placing well in 12th place with a time of 19:43.08. Following the Men’s Open 4+ event, the Women’s Open 4+ event started with representation from one Binghamton boat returning this year with the fastest seed for the race. The Women’s 4+ blew the competition out of the water winning 1st place and beating all other women’s 4+ boats with a time of 20:34.14. For the second year in a row, both the Men’s and Women’s fours swept the competition in their events, a big accomplishment for both squads and for Binghamton Rowing.
Next, in the Men’s Collegiate 8+ event, Binghamton placed in 6th with a time of 18:31.79. This was Morgan Eyler’s debut race as a coxswain for the men’s squad, Great Job Morgan! To finish the day, two boats raced representing Binghamton in the Women’s Collegiate 8+ 1V and 2V events. The first Women’s 8+ crossed the line in 10th place with a time of 21:18.72. The second Binghamton Women’s 8+ raced well in the 2V event coming across the line in 5th with a time of 21:34.99. Great racing was done by all.
Binghamton Rowing will be competing at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, MA on October 22nd in hopes of retaining up to 3 bids this year.