The past two weeks have been full of, for lack of a better word... stuff. Preparing the team to race at NARF following a weekend in Sacramento (Head of the American) has been a very busy period. Not only is NARF a fairly large race, we are also in charge of the set-up and breakdown of the entire event. I can honestly say I am very happy with all of the work everyone dedicated to hosting NARF and aside from a few small setbacks and complications, everything went off better than any previous race in the past. The boys field was very competitive with conference heavyweights Marin, Long Beach and Marina making the trip down. Results for the Varsity 8+ listed below:
A 3rd place finish by NAC "A": 14:08.96 (18 Seconds off of first place finisher Marin: 13:50.47)
A 9th place finish by NAC "B": 14:45.15
A 14th place finish by NAC "C": 15:15.13
Marin had a very strong showing in this race putting two even Varsity boats into first and second place and look to set the standard for the year in both the heavy 8+ and the light 8+. We will be setting our goals for the season to close the gap every day as we push forward into the the late Fall and early Winter.
Similar Results in the Varsity four where we placed second in a time of 16:37.89 to Marin's four (15:59.25).
Nico Beyrooty, our lightweight single sculler, closed the gap on the Long Beach sculler and lost by 10 seconds (one week prior Nico lost by about a minute at Head of the American).