Tail of the Fox Regatta 2015

This past Sunday, the team went on the road for the Tail of the Fox Regatta in De Pere, WI. The team departed Milwaukee on Saturday night, and spent the evening on St. Norbert’s campus. As Sunday began, we gathered at our trailer that former Coach and alumni Ryan Endries '06 was grateful enough to drive up to DePere for us. We quickly unloaded our boats and began racing the 3500 meter course. The weather led to an interesting race day with 10-12 mph winds coming from the north causing a strong head wind and leading to some choppy water. It was also cloudy and the temperature hung around the mid-50s all day.

Despite the weather Marquette crew had a great day of racing with six of our teams medaling. The Varsity Women's Lightweight 4+ placed 1st in the Open Women 4+ event, with a time of 16:40.6. Not to be outdone by the lighties, the Varsity Open Women’s 4+ came in a close 2nd with a time of 17:11.9. The Varsity Women also did well in the 8+ with the 1V finishing a solid 5th place with the time of 15:16.3. The Varsity Men also had a good showing Sunday, with their Men’s Open 4+ placing 2nd to MSOE in their heat and posting an impressive time of 14:07.1. The Varsity Men’s Lightweight 4+ also had a solid race placing 2nd in their race as well. Concluding the Varsity races we had the Men’s 8+ which raced a solid race and managed to pass a boat on their way to putting up a time of 13:25.9 and a 4th place finish.

This is also the first time our novice got to compete under the Marquette colors. The Novice Women put up good times with their 1F taking 1st with a time of 16:51.8 in the Novice Women 98+ event, and their 2F taking 3rd with a time of 19:32.7. As for the Novice Men, they too got the ability to row a 4+, where they placed second in their race with a time of 18:07.6.

Great job to all the rowers and thanks to the parents who took their weekend to come out, feed us, and watch us row. We hope to see everyone at the Head of the Rock this upcoming weekend in Rockford, IL!

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