SIDNEY, Maine -- The Bates men's rowing team took first place in both the men's varsity eight (MV8) and the first-year/novice eights (MF/N8) race at the CBB Chase, hosted by Colby at Messalonskee Lake on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 26.
Bates' MV8 finished its course in 13:02, a whopping 24 seconds ahead of runner-up Bowdoin. Bates' second varsity eight finished fourth among the five boats in 13:51, trailing both Bowdoin and Colby's first eights but decisively defeating Colby's M2V8 (15:24).
The novice eights race belonged to the Bobcats by a 59-second margin ahead of runner-up Colby.
Up next for Bates' rowing teams will be their annual training trip to Austin, Texas, taking place Feb. 15-22, 2014.
Bates College Boat Lineups:
Men's Varsity Eight: Cox: Jacob Sandor, stroke: Welles Mathison, 7: Sam MacGregor, 6: Hank Schless, 5: Cody Jenkins, 4: Nicholas Muccio, 3: James Naso, 2: Jon Frye, bow: Caleb Glassman.
Men's Second Varsity Eight: Cox: Margaret Carey, stroke: Warwick Mortimer, 7: John Albanese, 6: Jackson Moore, 5: Leo Foglizzo, 4: Samuel Maher, 3: Ian Ramsay, 2: William Nelson, bow: Tomas Jurgensen.
Men's First-Year Eight: Cox: Connor Cahill, stroke: Adam Rintell, 7: Erik Divan, 6: Willem Taverna, 5: Daniel Boyle, 4: William Lehrer, 3: Gordon Shipley, 2 Gabriel Whitehead, bow: Benjamin Whitehead.