PRINCETON, New Jersey - Marist men's rowing participated in a dual meet with Holy Cross and Georgetown this Saturday in Princeton, NJ on Lake Carnegie. The Red Foxes raced in the Varsity 8, 2nd Varsity 8 and the 3rd Varsity 4 against strong competition from both colleges.
The Marist 3V4 started the afternoon off placing second in their event with a time of 7:07.54. They came in behind the strong Georgetown 4 (6:54.19) and well ahead of the Holy Cross 4 (7:25.0). The Marist 3V4 consisted of Ari Streeter (coxswain), Carter Schuh (Stroke), Ryan Sullivan (3), Marten Martensson (2), Pat Sullivan (Bow).
The Marist 2V8 went next. Coming off a disappointing race in their final at Knecht Cup last weekend, the 2V8 was looking to deliver a strong performance at this race. The boat had a rocky start but quickly settled into a long rhythm through the middle 1000 meters of the race course. Georgetown suffered a minor breakage of their boat with about 700 meters left in the race and the Marist boat, following closely took advantage to pull into second. All three boats came down the last 500 meters of the course in close connection. At the line, Holy Cross took the win in 5:55.78, the Georgetown crew came back strong but was held off by the Red Foxes with 5:59.61 to their 6.00.32. The 2nd Varsity 8 consisted of 1st Varsity 8: Ryan Lillis (Cox), Raymond Mattingly (Stroke) Joseph Kohn (7), Morgan Stippa (6), Chris Carlson (5), Matt Blaszczyk (4), Tadd Bindas (3), Chris Lazich (2), Dan Arrato (Bow).
The Marist 1st Varsity finished the afternoon with a strong race against both crews. Both Holy Cross and Georgetown were fast off the start line and Georgetown finished with a clear win at 5:47.98. The Holy Cross boat made a strong move in the closing 500 meters of the race to move away from Marist and take 2nd with 5:50.0. The Marist V8 stayed in contention throughout much of the race but was unable to match the final moves of the other two teams and ultimately took third with a time of 5:57.72. The 1st varsity 8 consisted of: Ryan Lillis (Cox), Raymond Mattingly (Stroke) Joseph Kohn (7), Morgan Stippa (6), Chris Carlson (5), Matt Blaszczyk (4), Tadd Bindas (3), Chris Lazich (2), Dan Arrato (Bow).
“The team was pleased to row against strong competition with Georgetown and Holy Cross this weekend,” said assistant coach Campbell Woods. “The race is an opportunity to test our speed against some top rowing talent from the northeast. Marist was much stronger at this year's race than at the same event last spring which shows our continuing progress with a young crew. We are excited to see what additional speed we can find as we enter the middle of the season for 2017.”