DE PERE, WI -The first weekend in October, the team traveled to De Pere, Wisconsin for the Tail of the Fox Regatta. Some of the athletes left earlier on Saturday in order to take a tour of the entire Green Bay Packer stadium that afternoon, and later all got together at the Dougherty's residence for a huge dinner! The men's team ended up spending the night at the Dougherty's, while the women stayed with the Van Eperen's.
The team started the next morning with coaches and coxswain's meeting at 7:30AM, while the rest of the team started to unload the trailer. Although we all expected much colder weather, the day turned out to be beautiful and a lot warmer than anticipated. The Novice Women made their racing debut with two boats in the 4+ event; their A boat finished with a time of 18:25 and their B boat with 19:45. Next up the team had two back to back events finishing in 1st place. First, the Varsity Women's 1V 8+ earned their winning title with a time of 14:13. Second, came the varsity men's 4+ also winning 1st with a solid finish of 13:25, and the 2V finishing with a time of 15:11. Up next, the Novice Men represented Marquette for the first time with two boats in the 8+ event. The Novice Men's 1F 8+ boat placed 2nd with a time of 16:24, and the 2F boat finished with a solid time of 18:59. The Varsity Women then competed in the 4+ event with all 3 boats coming in one after the other; the A placed 2nd with a time of 16:33, our B boat 3rd with a time of 16:36, and our C boat finished 4th with a time of 16:48. The Novice Men were then able to race in the 4+ for the very first time; the A boat and B boat finished with times of 17:06 and 20:37, respectively. As for the Varsity Men, they finished 3rd place in their 8+ with a time of 12:24. The team finished the day off strong with two 1st place finishes. The Varsity Women's Lightweight 4+ won their race with a time of 14:50, while the Novice Women's 1F 8+ won their race with a time of 16:11, and the 2F boat finished with a solid 3rd place finish of 17:25.
The day finished with everyone being fed, courtesy of our awesome Marquette Crew parents that spoil us with delicious treats, medals, and cox tosses! The team looks forward to another solid week of training before driving south for Head of the Rock next weekend!