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Both Crew Programs Cruise At President's Cup, Retain Title
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Release: 04/22/2013
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WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Marist crew programs won a combined nine of 11 races on Saturday at the annual President’s Cup, held this year at West Point. In races the pitted the Red Foxes against the host Black Knights as well as conference rival Iona, the Marist women won all five events while the Marist men took the top spot in four out of six races.

WOMEN’S TEAM…

The women’s team started out the day with a dominating 11-second victory in the Varsity Eight race. The boat of Flavia Siclovan, Elizabeth Hehir, Annie Devorak, Megan Ladouceur, Alicen Shaw, Jessica Collins, Jennifer Delisle, Kelsey Butta and coxswain Zoe Christopher finished in a time of 6:45.4, well ahead of the boat from Army (6:56.9) and Iona (7:11.2).

The Second Varsity Eight race saw even more Marist dominance as the “A” boat won by more than a 30 second margin, finishing in 8:34.9. The Red Foxes’ “B” squad came in second at 9:07.8, more than 40 seconds ahead of the boat from Iona (9:50.6).

The Novice Eight boat for Marist experienced an easy win as well, finishing their 2,000-meter race in a time of 8:18.4, 23 seconds ahead of Army (8:41.9).

In the Varsity Four race, Marist’s “A” boat took first place by a 20-second margin, finishing in a time of 9:23.1. The “B” squad finished fourth, crossing the finish line in a time of 10:07.5.

The closest race that Marist endured was in the Novice Four event, where the Red Foxes “A” boat still won by a wide surplus. Marist finished 9.8 seconds ahead of the “A” boat from Army, finishing in 9:39.4. The Red Foxes’ “B” squad took third in a time of 9:57.4.

MEN’S TEAM…

The men’s team also had a successful day, starting with the Varsity Eight boat winning its race in a time of 6:18.8. The Red Foxes were six seconds ahead of Army (6:24.8) and nearly 20 seconds ahead of MAAC opponent Iona (6:37.3).

The Second Varsity Eight boat cruised to a 22-second victory in its race, finishing in a time of 6:33.7.

The Varsity Four and Second Varsity four squads from Marist each won their respective races by four and six seconds. The Varsity boat finished in a time of 7:32.6, just ahead of the squad from Army (7:36.4) and over 20 seconds ahead of Iona (7:55.1). The Second Varsity completed the 2,000 meter race in 7:48.9, beating out the boat from Army (7:54.6) and Iona (8:11.1).

Marist will next compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships this upcoming Saturday, April 27 at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J. The men’s squad will be looking to win its 12th consecutive MAAC Championship while the women’s team will look to end a streak of three straight runner-up finishes. Last season the women finished just two points by MAAC Champion Drake.

This is the first year that the winner of the MAAC Championships on the women's side will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Championships. The NCAA expanded the field for the Women's Rowing Championships from 16-22 starting this spring and the MAAC will be one of just 11 conferences to receive an automatic bid.

Men's Results Women's Results
Varsity Eight

Marist
Army
Iona

6:18.8
6:24.8
6:37.3

Marist
Army
Iona

6:45.4
6:56.9
7:11.2
Second Varsity Eight
Marist
Army
6:33.7
6:43.4
Marist "A"
Marist "B"
Iona
8:34.9
9:07.8
9:50.6
Novice Eight
Army
Marist
6:33.8
6:43.4
Marist
Army
8:18.4
8:41.9
Varisty Four
Marist
Army
Iona
7:32.6
7:36.4
7:55.1
Marist "A"
Iona
Army "B"
Marist "B"
Army "A"
9:23,1
9:43.3
9:59.8
10:07.5
10:28.9
Second Varsity Four
Marist
Army
Iona
7:48.9
7:54.6
8:11.1
   
Novice Four
Army "A"
Army "C"
Army "B"
Marist
Iona
8:23.4
8:24.9
8:31.3
9:24.3
9:28.6
Marist "A"
Army "A"
Marist "B"
Army "B"
Iona
9:39.4
9:49.2
9:57.4
10:46.6
DNF

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