Head of the Charles

Over Fall Break, Marquette Crew sent their entire Varsity team to attend the 49th Annual Head of the Charles Regatta, in Boston, Massachusetts. The races took place over the weekend, from the 19th-20th. The team had three boats competing, a Women’s Collegiate 4+, a Women’s Light Weight 4+ and a Men’s Collegiate 4+.

On Saturday, October 19th, both the Women’s and Men’s Collegiate 4+ boats raced. The men’s boat, consisting of Jacob Dahleen, Daniel Otterson, Joe Kriefall, and Alec Richard, with Steven Burns coxing, raced with bow number 30. The boat passed six bow numbers who were in front of them, including Middlebury, Vassar, Amherst, Vanderbilt, Case and NYU. Overall, the men placed 27th, with a final time of 17:59.3. The open weight women, containing Katy Longee, Ali Smith, Hannah Mullett, and Jenn Varallo, with Christine Grossman coxing, raced immediately after the men.  Through the course, the women held their own, finally finishing with a time of 20:45.74, placing them at 30th.

Head of the Charles wrapped up for Marquette Crew with the Lightweight Women’s 4+, with Becca L’Hote, Katie Turek, Kristyn Furst, and Laura Plager rowing, and Nettie Egel coxing. The boat held a consistent place the entire race, completing the course in a time of 22:57.55, in 15th place.

Congratulations to all the rowers for competing, whether for their first or last time, in this renowned regatta. As the season draws to the end, a final thanks out to all the parents, alumni, and friends of Marquette Crew who have helped make these regattas a success. 

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