Women’s rowing finishes third in NCAA Regatta
The Trinity College Bantam women’s rowing team finished third overall in the NCAA Division III Championship Regatta in late May on the Cooper River. The varsity eight crew came in third in the grand final, with a time of 6:36.03, which was 7.99 seconds behind first-place Williams and 5.26 shy of second-place Bates. Trinity, which won the grand final at the regatta last spring, finished first in its preliminary heat and earned a bye to the grand final with its first-place time of 6:58.10, 4.60 seconds faster than any other boat in the three heats.
Trinity’s second varsity eight finished fourth in the petit final with a time of 6:57.17, giving Trinity third place in the overall standings behind Bates and first-place Williams. The Bantam second varsity eight qualified for the petit final by finishing sixth in its semifinal after coming in fourth in its preliminary heat. Trinity had finished second in the overall standings in 2007 and 2008.
Williams won its record fourth consecutive team title with 24 points, while Bates finished with 19 points and Trinity had 17 points. Ithaca was fourth overall with 15 points. The top four teams received trophies. University of Puget Sound finished in fifth place with 12 team points, while Smith and St. Lawrence had nine points apiece to tie for sixth place in the standings.