PELHAM, New York – The Marist men’s and women’s rowing team competed at the Fall metro Regatta and the Small boat challenge this past weekend. The Fall Metro Regatta is the same place where the men and women compete in the spring at the Iona Invitational. The race itself is a 2,000 meter course. The small boat challenge also took place on Mercer Lake, New Jersey where senior captain Julia Rigothi earned her spot to compete.

The women had a very strong showing as the women’s novice 8+ placed with a gold medal and a host of other Marist boats finished in top five places. In the Small Boat Challenge, Rigothi finished in third place.

  • Women's Novice 4+ "A": 2nd place of 5 boats behind Fordham "A" by thirty seconds, ahead of Fairfield's entry by over a minute.
  • Women's Novice 4+ "B": 4th place of 5 boats, behind Manhattan, ahead of Iona "B".
  • Women's Varsity 4+ "A": 2nd place of 4 boats, behind Fordham, ahead of Fairfield.
  • Women's Varsity 4+ "B": 3rd place of 4 boats, behind Fordham "B" and Fairfield "B".
  • Women's Varsity 4+ "C": 4th place of 6 boats
  • Women's Novice 8+: 1st place- Gold Medal. Ahead of Sacred Heart, Iona, and Fairfield.
  • Women's Varsity 8+ "A": 3rd place behind Fordham "A" and just edged out by Fairfield "A" (only two seconds behind Fairfield)
  • Women's Varsity 8+ "B": 2nd place of 4 boats, sprinted through Fairfield in the end to get the 2nd place.
  • Collegiate Small Boats Regatta: Julia Rigothi in the Women's Single- 3rd place behind Ithaca College "A" and UMass "A" in a tough and competitive race.

“We are very excited for our Novice's as they continue to prove they are transitioning well into competing as a college student athlete,” said assistant coach Taryn Wilson. “We are definitely looking to find more speed in the winter months in order to stay ahead of the other MAAC schools come spring. We are excited in the depth we have in this team, and satisfied with our overall performance this fall.”

The men’s team also competed this past Saturday at the Fall Metro Regatta hosted by Iona College at their home course in Pelham, NY. The team enjoyed perfect fall weather of 50 degrees and warm sun with a challenging and puffy cross/head wind on the course. The regatta hosted many of the local New York area teams from both varsity and club teams and was a fun environment for the team to close out their fall season. With convincing performances, the Marist Men swept the regatta in all 4 events taking the top placings in each heat. Our results are listed here below

Frosh/Novice 4

Frosh/Novice 8

Varsity 4

Varsity 8

“The Marist Rowing teams are entering the winter training period and will be racing again next spring in early April. The team has shown substantial growth this fall and are on a strong footing to start the winter training period,” said assistant coach Campbell Woods. “We are excited to see what development we can get from this team as we prepare for a competitive spring schedule that will test their limits!”