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Women's varsity eight tops Trinity to win six-boat race

WORCESTER, Mass. -- The third-ranked Bates College women's varsity eight defeated five boats, including No. 4 Trinity College, on Sunday in a 2,000-meter race hosted by WPI.

Bates covered the course in 7:12.6, 5.2 seconds ahead of Trinity (7:17.8). Rounding out the field were Holy Cross (7:20.4), Rochester (7:28.4), Wellesley (7:34.6) and WPI (7:38.5).

The Bates men's varsity eight, meanwhile, placed third out of four boats, covering the course in 6:30.8, a shade behind runner-up University of Rhode Island (6:29.5) and ahead of Rochester (6.40.0). WPI won in 6:21.3.

The Bates men's second varsity eight took first place out of three boats at 6:34.0, ahead of WPI (6:44.7) and URI (6:58.4). The Bates men also fielded a varsity four that took first place out of four boats in 7:16.6, ahead of WPI (7:24.0), URI and Rochester.

The Bates women's second varsity eight took second place out of five boats, timing in at 7:33.0, behind only Trinity (7:25.9) and ahead of Wellesley, Holy Cross and Rochester.

The Bates women also fielded a novice boat that placed fifth out of six boats.

Bates travels back to Worcester on Saturday to race Trinity, New Hampshire, Washington College and Vassar.

Women's Regatta Results

Men's Regatta Results