Varsity Eight Takes Second Place At Yankee Cup
March 30, 2013
KINGSTON, R.I. - The UMass rowing team began its spring season on Saturday at the Yankee Cup, racing against Boston College and conference rivals Rhode Island and George Washington. The Minutewomen are off to a great start in the varsity 8+ boat, taking second place just three seconds behind Rhode Island.
UMass is using a lower stroke rate racing style this season, which will leave considerable room for improvement in speed as the season progresses.
The second varsity 8+ event was a close race, with UMass finishing in third place. All teams crossed the finish line within sixteen seconds, the Minutewomen finished with a time of 7:50.73.
UMass missed second place by less than one second in the varsity 4+ race, and was just five seconds behind the first place boat with a time of 8:33.64.
2nd Varsity 8+
3rd Varsity 8+
2nd Varsity 4+