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Bates crews sweep CBB Chase at Colby

Bates' top two boats easily outpaced Colby in the women's eights race at the CBB Chase. (File photo)

SIDNEY, Maine -- The Bates rowing teams won all four races over Colby College at the CBB Chase regatta on Messalonskee Lake on Saturday.

The men's fours and the men's eights were the closest races of the day, with the Bobcats' 'A' boat finishing with a winning time of 8:57.7 in the men's eights. Colby was about three seconds behind with a time of 9:00.9. Bates 'A' finished in 10:06.9 in the 4 race and Colby 'A' took second with a 10:11.0.

In women's 8 racing, Bates took the top two spots with its 'A' and 'B' boats. The Bates 'A' 4 also won in 11:15.5, while Colby 'A' was second in 11:44.8.

Bowdoin College was scheduled to be at the meet, but had to back out.

Women's 8
1. Bates A 9:41.9; 2. Bates B 10:01.2; 3. Colby A 10:45.2; 4. Bates C 11:10.3; 5. Colby B 11:50.9

Men's 4
1. Bates A 10:06.9; 2. Colby 10:11.0; 3. Bates B 10:48.9; 4. Colby B 10:49.1; 5. Colby C 11:05.9

Men's 8
1. Bates A 8:57.7; 2. Colby A 9:00.9; 3. Colby B 9:26.7; 4. Colby C 10:25.9

Women's 4
1. Bates A 11:15.5; 2. Colby A 11:44.8; 3. Colby B 12:07.9; 4. Bates B 12:12.3; 5. Colby C 12:33.1