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Novices Shine For Trinity Men's Rowing At Wormtown Chase

Novices Shine For Trinity Men's Rowing At Wormtown Chase

Worcester, Mass. - Both Trinity College men's novice crews won races, as the Trinity College Bantams closed the 2019 fall season in the Wormtown Chase on Lake Quinsigamond this afternoon.  Trinity's novice eight won a four-boat race by 110 seconds and the novice four won a five-boat race by 13.1 seconds.  Trinity's varsity eight came in third place among a field if 17 crews with a time of 17:27 that was just 1.4 seconds shy of second-place Wesleyan and over 27 seconds faster than fourth-place Coast Guard.  Trinity's second-varsity eight added an 11th-place time of 18:51.8.  Williams won the varsity-eight race.  Trinity's varsity four posted a fifth-place time of 21:22.6 among a field of 12 boats.

“It was a great final day of racing in Worcester, with many highlights from Lake Quinsigamond," said Trinity Head Coach Kevin MacDermott, who won the master's double with temporary fall assistant and Trinity alum Peter Graves '07 today. "The Class of 2023 won two races, with wins in the novice four and novice eight. It was great to be able to have them race together and build camaraderie within their group. Coach Brendan Lynch ’20 has done a great job working with the walk-on group, and helped lead the fours' efforts. Coach Graves mentored the eight for the past couple days and had those guys primed for racing it up.  I was also pleased with the racing from the first- and second-varsity crews. Since the Head of the Charles last week, the varsity eight had numerous changes in the crew due to illness and pulling frosh from the boat. And today, the guys raced the 3.5 mile course twice.  The boats in front of us raced once. Overall, it was a tough and gutsy race to end the fall season for these guys.”