WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The Marist men’s crew team won its 12th consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rowing Championship, narrowly defeating Jacksonville 150-149 on Saturday at Lake Mercer. The Red Foxes won the final three races of the day to eke out the victory.
It was the 15th MAAC Championship for the program and the Red Foxes have now won 12 in a row, dating back to the 2001 season. The 2011 MAAC Championships were cancelled due to unsafe conditions.
Marist started the day by coming in second in the Varsity Eight, falling by less than a second to Jacksonville, 6:21.26 to 6:21.80.
The Red Foxes also took second in the Novice Eight, finishing at 6:38.29.
The Varsity Four got Marist its first win, rowing to a seven second victory over Fairfield in 6:57.90.
Marist took another second place finish in the Novice Four, trailing only Jacksonville by a 2.08-second margin at 7:01.22 to 7:03.30.
The JV Four boat took the Red Foxes’ fourth second place finish of the day, finishing nine seconds behind Jacksonville in a time of 7:08.82.
The Men’s Pair won by over six seconds ahead of Jacksonville, crossing the finish line at 7:21.30. The win started a three-race winning streak to end the day for Marist.
The Red Foxes’ Second Varsity Eight earned a 7.64-second victory with time of 6:19.30.
The Varsity Lightweight Four clinched the title for Marist with a dominant time of 6:51.81, five seconds ahead of Iona, and nearly 20 seconds ahead of Jacksonville.
Marist will look to continue momentum next weekend at the New York State (NYS) Championships at Whitney Point, N.Y. That meet will take place over both Saturday and Sunday.