The Boston University women's openweight and lightweight rowing teams concluded their fall seasons on Saturday by competing in the Foot of the Charles Regatta. The day was highlighted by a second-place finish by the lightweight varsity 8 boat competing against both openweight and lightweight competition, and a third-place finish by the openweight V8 boat.
Event: Foot of the Charles Regatta
Location: DeWolfe Boathouse, Charles River – Boston, Mass.
Varsity 8 (Field of 17)
BU Lightweight A – 2nd place (20.58.1)
BU Openweight A – 3rd place (20.58.5)
BU Lightweight B – 8th place (21:48.7)
BU Openweight B – 15th place (22.49.6)
Varsity 4 (Field of 11)
BU Lightweight A - 2nd place (15:28.1)
BU Openweight A - 6th place (15:55.1)
BU Openweight Novice - 7th place (16:06.4)
BU Lightweight B - 8th place (16:13.0)
Novice 8 (Field of 10)
BU Lightweight A – 1st place (14:02.7)
BU Openweight A - 6th place (15:30.4)
The lightweight V8 finished second in a field of 17 openweight and lightweight boats with a time of 20.58.1, finishing behind only the V8 openweight boat from Harvard (1st - 20:15.9). The openweight V8 finished third in the same race with a strong time of 20:58.5, just .4 seconds behind the BU lightweights and ahead of A boats from Northeastern (21:14.1), BC (21:32.9) and MIT (22:20.0).
The lightweight varsity 4 finished second in its race (and first among lightweights) with a time of 15:28.1 in a field of 11 boats, just behind race winner Northeastern (15:01.7). The Terriers' openweight varsity 4 finished sixth with a time of 15:55.1.
In the novice 8 competition, the BU lightweight "A" boat finished first with a time of 14:02.7. The BU openweight novice 8 "A" finished sixth with a time of 15:30.4 and the openweight novice "B" was seventh (16:06.0).
Saturday's racing marked the conclusion of both teams' fall season. The openweights are scheduled to begin their spring season at the Doc Hosea Invite at Cooper River, N.J. on March 30. The lightweights will next compete in Clemson, S.C. at the Spring Break Regatta on March 16.
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