Fall Season Concludes with the Bald Eagle Collegiate Invite

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - All squads packed up and headed to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Bald Eagle Collegiate Invite this weekend to wrap up fall racing. Flat water, beautiful scenery, and 45 degree weather resulted in perfect conditions for racing.

Race day began with coaches and coxswains meeting at 9 AM, while the rest of the team unloaded the trailer and began to rig boats. The first race of the day was the Varsity Women's 4+ - A event, where the women started the regatta off right with a third place finish and a time of 18:26. Both the B entry and C entry competed in the Varsity Women's 4+ - B event, finishing with times of 18:15 and 19:43, respectively. The Novice Men's 8 - A event was up next with the men coming through the line with a time of 18:19. The Novice Women's 8 - A had a solid finish earning third place over Illinois and DePaul in their event with a time of 18:16. Additionally, our Novice Women's 8 - B also brought home some hardware with a second place finish and a time of 19:01. Up next, the Men's Varsity 4+ - A boat overcame some stiff competition from crews, and pulled through with fifth place finish to edge out Notre Dame, and with an overall time of 16:06. The Men's Varsity 4+ - B boat finished with a time of 18:30. The Men's Novice 4+ pulled together to finish with a time of 19:49.

After a short break, racing resumed in the afternoon with the Novice Women 4+ event. The Marquette Novice Women brought home silver in the 4+ event with a time of 20:45. The last races of the day were the premiere events - the Varsity 8's. The Marquette Varsity Women had three entries. The Varsity Women 8 - A put up a competitive time of 17:13. Both the Varsity Women 8 - B and C placed second behind Purdue in their respective races with times of 17:57 and 17:59. To finish off racing, the Men's Varsity 8 - A and B event, saw some thick competition with the A boat coming in with a 15:18, and the B boat finishing with a time of 19:05.

The program had a successful day, with the women's team finishing third overall for the Women's Points Trophy. The team finished fourth overall out of eleven programs for the Team Points Trophy.

All in all, Marquette had a great time at our last Fall race of the season, with many of our boats going home with medals! A big thank you to everyone who dedicated their time, kindness and support to make this season possible for all of us; especially our MU Crew coaches and parents, we could not have done it without your guidance and assistance. We are already counting down the days to see everyone back in the spring!

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