Men’s Crew gets Fifth Place Finish at Dad Vail

Men’s Crew gets Fifth Place Finish at Dad Vail

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Williams men's varsity crew team had their last race of the season on Saturday at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.  The varsity eight came in fifth at the historic race for the Aberdeen Trophy. 

The Ephs executed their preliminary races well, winning both their Friday morning heat, and their Saturday morning semifinal.  Williams lined up against the University of Michigan, the Florida Institute of Technology, the University of Delaware, the University of Virginia, and Jacksonville University in Saturday afternoon's grand final. 

The Ephs raced hard, but did not have the speed to hold on to a faster field of competitors.  Williams was right in the middle of the pack off the start, but showed signs of slowly starting to give way to the rest of the field by the 500 meter mark.  Coming out of the famed turn in the two thousand meter course on the Schuylkill River, Williams was nearly half a lengh down on their competition with 1250 meters left in the race.  They showed a good burst of speed during their sprint, wrestling away the fifth place position from Jacksonville in the last hundred meters of the race.

The grand final at Dad Vails will be the last time out on the water for the Ephs until September, when they will begin the fall head racing season and training for the Head of the Charles Regatta.  

 

Full Results

Lineup

c-Michael Abrams '11

8-Alex Treco '12

7-Jack Wadden '11

6-Jonathan Gorman '13

5-Theo Patsalos-Fox '12

4-Kenneth Sluis '11

3-Daniel Costanza '11

2-Joseph Kiernan '11

1-Faust Petkovich '12