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Men's rowing team impresses at Quinsigamond

WORCESTER, Mass. -- The Bates men's rowing team competed for the first time this fall on Saturday at the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta, with impressive results in the men's eights racing.

Bates' first varsity eight, seeded second among 27 boats, had the fourth fastest time in the field, at 14:05.016, topped only by Holy Cross A (13:51.577), Rhode Island A (14:03.268) and Holy Cross B (14:03.846). Bates' second varsity eight came in 12th (14:39.323), and the Bobcats' third varsity eight wasn't far behind, in 14th (14:54.497).

Bates rows next weekend, Oct. 20-21, at the Head of the Charles in Cambridge, Mass.