Patrick Healy, Opinion Editor
At least one road leads to Rome. Last week the Golden Griffins women’s rowing team took I-90 200 miles east to Rome, N.Y., to dual oars with Colgate, Lehigh, Marist, and D’Youville. Canisius put three boats, two varsity eight boats and one varsity four boat, in the cozy confines of the Erie Canal.
The first varsity eight boat posted times of 7:13.25 in the morning session. The second Varsity Eight boat clocked in at 7:38.5. These times were not enough to overcome Marist, whose varsity eight placed first at 7:02.25.
The varsity four rowers completed the morning heat in 8:56.93. Marist also won this race by clocking in at 8:14.74.
In the Petite Final, the first varsity eight finished second to host Colgate with its time of 7:23.02. The second varsity eight, at 7:47.6, finished second to Lehigh in its race.
The varsity four petite final, Canisius’s time of 9:08.9 placed them third in their race.
Coach Kerri Brace told GoGriffs.com that,"It was great to finally get out and race today. With such a young team, it was exciting to see them transfer all their winter training work onto the racecourse. We learned a lot about where we are starting from and what we have to do to get faster in the coming weeks."
The Griffin Rowers will compete at the New York State Collegiate Championships tomorrow.