Frosh/Novice Heavies Walk Away With Bronze at SIRA Championship
Delaware vs. Georgetown & Navy (Lwt)
The No.8 ranked Fightin’ 150’s traveled to breezy Annapolis, MD to face No. 5 Georgetown and No. 3 Navy. In the Varsity 8+ race, it was Navy followed by Delaware followed by Georgetown for nearly 1500 meters, until the Hoyas reeled Delaware back in to grab 2nd place (6:06.3) ahead of Delaware (6:08.9). Navy finished with a time of 6:03.2.
In the 2nd Varsity 8+, again Navy jumped ahead leaving Georgetown and Delaware to battle it out for 2nd. Delaware finished 3rd in a time of 6:19.6, 2.5 seconds back from Georgetown who were nearly 6 seconds off of Navy.
The Frosh/Novice 8+ placed best of the three Delaware lightweight crews with a 2nd place finish (6:15.6), just over 5 seconds behind the Midshipmen frosh and nearly 8 seconds ahead of the Hoyas.
The Lightweight squad will be back in action May 1st when they travel to Boston, MA once more to take on the No. 11 MIT Engineers.
Lightweight official results: [Row2k]
SIRA Championship (Hwt)
The Heavyweight Blue Hens squad traveled down to Oak Ridge, TN this past weekend to compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta. The long weekend of racing was capped off by the Frosh/Novice Eight's strong performance against a very tough field in which they earned bronze medals.
After winning their opening heat, and finishing 3rd in the semi final, the young Blue Hens raced a strong field in Sunday’s final. Coming right down to the wire, Delaware was able to push their bow across the finish line just 0.45 seconds ahead of Purdue to grab the final medal position. University of Virginia won the event (6:20.70) with St. Joe’s earning the silver (6:21.81) and Delaware the bronze (6:24.15).
In the Men’s Varsity 8+ Delaware finished 4th in their opening heat, placing them in the C semi final. The 1V would go on to finish 2nd in the semi-final, and 4th in Sunday’s C Final.
After a 5th place finish in their opening heat, the Frosh/Novice 4+ would also race in the C semi final. A 3rd place finish would advance them to the C final in which they eventually raced to a 5th place finish.
The Men’s Varsity 4+ also raced in their respective C semi final after finishing 4th in the opening heat. The Hen’s would go on to finish 4th in the semi, ending their run at the SIRA regatta.
The final Delaware entry at the regatta, the 2nd Frosh/Novice 8+ in which their was a straight final, the young Blue Hens finished 3rd to Virginia and Purdue.
The full results from the SIRA Championship: [Row2k]