Rowing is probably the hardest sport to cover without any quotes, since there are only a few races—unlike with track and swimming—and there’s not a whole lot to say for those of us that aren’t familiar with the sport’s intricacies. With that in mind, this recap is going to be probably the most “rapid” one this site has seen, but look at it this way: if you read it, you can say that you’ve been part of a little piece of Hoya Paranoia history. So there’s that.
The men’s varsity crew team traveled to Rutgers on Saturday to take on Rutgers and GW in the team’s final race of the season. The three sides did battle on the Raritan River, which I can only hope is cleaner than the Potomac…though knowing New Jersey, it probably isn’t.*
The Hoyas were down for much of the race, but charged forward down the stretch to pass GW and beat the Colonials by 2.6 seconds, finishing with a time of 5:51.2. Now we’re not one to make fun of anyone here—and once again I don’t really know anything about rowing—but Rutgers then crossed the finish line some 18.6 seconds after Georgetown did, which our own Josh Simmons says would nearly give him enough time to do the 40-yard dash twice.
There were also races for the Varsity B squad and the two freshman boats, all three of which saw Georgetown place second out of the three teams. Not a bad outing for the Blue and Gray overall, then.
*For those ¾ of the student body who are from NJ that are angrily reading this, I’m just kidding—my parents are from Jersey and I go down there every summer. Don’t hurt me.