Women’s rowing proves to be a powerful force in conference competition
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The St. Mary’s rowing team competed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for their second fall season meeting this Saturday. The Seahawks competed against DI, DII and DIII teams alike, which made this race look like the Seahawks couldn’t keep up. However, among conference rivals and competing DIII schools, the St. Mary’s Women have left their mark to prove they are to be reckoned with.
How it happened
- The women’s rowing participated in two competitions.
- Event 33: Ladies championship foursome with helmsman
- Event 53: Eighth in the women’s club championship
- In Event 53, the V8 finished 20th out of 41 teams that competed, but took 3rd place among the DIII boats. The Seahawks beat the University of Rochester, who finished 6th in the DIII, and conference rival Bryn Mawr, who finished 8th in the DIII boats. The Seahawks also raced past Catholics and beat their opponent by four seconds. Franklin and Marshall and Stockton couldn’t keep up with St. Mary’s either, as the Hawks finished more than 20 seconds ahead of them.
- The 4 finished 37th out of 40 boats that participated in Event 33. Even though they pulled in behind the conference attendees F&M and Stockton, the Seahawks crossed the finish line 50 seconds ahead of Cabrini.
The women’s and men’s rowing will go to Fairfax Station, VA on November 6th to compete at the Head of the Occoquan. The meeting begins at noon and will take place in the Sandy Run Regional Park.