NYS Collegiate Championships 2019
This Saturday, May 4th was the last race of our spring season, the NYS Collegiate Championships Regatta at Fish Creek in Saratoga, NY. The weather was cloudy and somewhat chilly, but compared to the last time the team was at Saratoga in 2018 for Head of the Fish, it was no problem.
The varsity women has three boats in the race this year. For the varsity women’s 8, they finished with a time of 7:44.3 in the qualifier, and then shaved over a minute off their first time in the petite finals with a 7:31.1. The 4A grabbed third in their qualifier with 8:07.9 and third again in the grand finals, this time finishing in 8:02.1, scoring a medal. The varsity women’s 4B raced a 9:35.6 in their qualifiers, and 9:39.5 in the petite finals.
The varsity men raced two boats at states this year, the first being the men’s varsity 8, who finished their qualifier in 7:49.6, and then brought it down by ten seconds in their petite final, finishing second with 7:39.0. The men’s varsity 4 had the second fastest time in the qualifying heat with a 7:19.5, then raced in the grand finals, finishing in 7:16.8.
The novice had yet another successful race, with the novice women’s 8 getting third in their qualifier with 8:13.8 and then racing in grand finals and finishing with 8:03.7. The novice women had a pair this year, who finished first in the women’s open pair category with 8:30.2, bringing home a gold medal. The novice men had one boat this year, a 4. They finished first in their qualifying heat with 7:23.0 and then got third in the grand finals with a time of 7:20.2, bringing home yet another medal for the team.
Overall, the team enjoyed an exciting day of racing, rowing their hearts out, cheering on fellow teammates in their races, and enjoying the company of some parents. It was a great way to end our spring 2019 season, and we already can’t wait to be back on the water next fall!