Wellesley Crew Finishes 2nd at the Snake Regatta

Wellesley Crew Finishes 2nd at the Snake Regatta

WORCESTER, Mass. -- The Wellesley College crew team opened the 2014-15 season with a strong showing, posting a second-place finish on a rainy day at the Snake Regatta held on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA.

Wellesley first varsity boat finished second among a field of 26 competitors.  Wellesley's 1V finished in 16:08.23, behind only Bates College's strong showing of 15:05.850.  Division-I Holy Cross took third in 15:26.026, while Middlebury placed fourth overall in 15:39.951.

The Blue's second varsity boat ranked 14th overall and fourth amongst second varsity competition. Wellesley's 2V had a final time of 16:33.846, behind only Bates, Holy Cross, and Colby's 2Vs.

Wellesley's third varsity boat finished the race 21st overall, but first among third varsity competition. The Blue recorded a time of 17:43.442, outpacing its nearest 3V competition, Holy Cross, who finished in 17:52.033.

In novice racing, Wellesley's first boat also finished second overall. The Blue 1N recorded a 17:46.514, behind only WPI, who finished in 17:45.801.

Wellesley's second novice boat finished 6th overall in the novice race, and first amongst second novice competition. The Blue 2N recorded a time of 18:57.936, finishing ahead of Vermont's second boat that recorded a 19:15.650. 

The Blue's varsity eight is back in action at the historic Head of the Charles next Sunday. The Blue will race in the women's collegiate eight event, which will begin at 10:54am on Sunday.