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Men's rowing 6th out of 21 boats at Dartmouth's Green Monster

HANOVER, N.H. -- Each year the Dartmouth lightweight rowing program hosts the Green Monster for men’s and women’s freshmen crews. The 3-mile head race provides a nice opportunity for freshmen and novice crews from different divisions of collegiate rowing to test their speed at the end of the season.

This is the first year that Bates has attended the regatta. The College was represented by the crew of coxswain Jake Sandor (Montclair, N.J.), Garland Ditz (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Jon Frye (Duxbury, Mass.), Hank Schless (Old Greenwich, Conn.), Sam MacGregor (Princeton, N.J.), Kenny Shaw (Hinsdale, Ill.), Jake Harwood (Hopkinton, N.H.), Caleb Glassman (Radnor, Pa.) and Scott Long (Irvington, N.Y.). They covered the course in a time of 13:53.5; good enough for sixth place out of 21 crews. The Bates men put up better times than Harvard lightweight, Holy Cross, and MIT.

"I'm really proud of these guys" said assistant coach Tom Guncik after the race. "Everyone had fun throughout the season and really developed into good rowers. Two of the guys in this crew had no previous rowing experience before Bates, yet the Bates boat rowed one of the best strokes at the regatta. Finishing in the top third of the crews here is a good standard that future frosh rowers will strive to meet."

The Green Monster marks the end of the fall season.  Spring season begins on Feb. 15th, 2011.