Cambridge, Mass. - The Trinity College men's varsity eight finished 11th among a field of 38 crews in the collegiate eights race at the Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River this afternoon. The Bantams, the second-fastest Division III boat in the race, posted a time of 14:57.133 to finish .004 seconds ahead of 12th-place Williams and just under a second behind 10th-place Ithaca. MIT won the race with a time of 14:25.901. Trinity's entry in the collegiate fours race recorded a 19th-place time of 17:12.532 among a field of 40 boats. UCLA won that race with a time of 16:19.035. The Bantams will close the 2019 fall campaign in the Quinsigamond Fall Rowing Festival on Saturday in Worcester, Mass.
Coach MacDermott Interview on WRTC-FM (halfway thru)
"The Varsity 8 raced well in Boston today. In an incredibly tight field, they raced with poise and intensity," said Trinity Head Coach Kevin MacDermott. "The coxswain, Amelia Churchill '21, did a fantastic job down the course, her first run in Boston in an 8. After focusing on sculling and small boats for the first month of the season, the crew rowed together for 10 days and did a great job of connecting and building speed. The real work begins with a shift to winter training in two weeks."
There were several great moments from Trinity men's rowing alums at the Head of the Charles as well. John Graves '10 won the championship men's single, a huge achievement, and John's first victory in this event. Katie Apfelbaum '11 won the championship men's four as coxswain for a crew of Italian National Team rowers that won one of the top events at the regatta. Steve Hamilton '70 won the veteran master men's four. Harry Graves '78 finished second in the grand master men's four, and Tom '05 and Peter '07 Graves finished fifth in the championship men's double.