- 2015 MARCC Report
- 2015 State Championship
- 2015 Busfield Regatta
- 2015 Learn to Row Day
- 2015 Head of the Genesee
- 2015 Head of the Charles
- Metropolitan Regatta 2016
- The 18th Annual Busfield Regatta
- New York State Collegiate Championships 2016
- American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta 2016
- 2016 Susquehanna Roundabout
- 2016 Head of the Genesee
- 2016 Head of the Charles
- 2016 Head of the Schuykill
- 2016 Frostbite/Braxton
- 2017 Metropolitan Regatta
Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Championship
April 25th, 2015
Gifford Pinchot State Park
Binghamton Crew traveled to Gifford Pinchot State Park to compete in the Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Championship with competitive lineups and a field of skilled competition. Formerly known as the Atlantic Collegiate League Sprints Championships, the MARCC currently consists of seven Division III teams. They include Marietta College, Washington College, Bryn Mawr College, Franklin & Marshall College, Stockton University, Rutgers University- Camden, and North Park University. Johns Hopkins University and University of Mary Washington used to be in the conference, until they both decided to discontinue their varsity programs, in 2009 and 2014 respectively.
This year’s 2015 featured all seven Division III teams, along with University of Mary Washington, Susquehanna University, Haverford College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, New York Maritime, Cleveland State University, Stony Brook University, The College of New Jersey, and Binghamton University. This race had heats for the categories that I had enough entries, followed by Grand Finals later in the day. In order to qualify for the Grand Finals, a crew must have won their Heat, or finished within the four next best times.
Binghamton Crew started off their racing day with two Men’s Novice 4+ boats, which were both in Heat 2. Binghamton A finished their race with a time of 7:45.07, which placed them in third place in their heat. Binghamton B completed their race with a time of 8:17.51, placing them in fourth in their heat. Binghamton A and Binghamton B both missed qualifying for the Grand Finals.
The Women’s Novice 4+ raced after their male counterparts in Heat 2. The five women finished in first place, with a time of 8:35.4. Despite their victory in their heat, they were ranked third overall based on their time going into the Grand Final.
The Women’s Varsity 4+ raced in Heat 2, finishing their race with a time of 8:07.17. That time was good enough to help them finish second in their heat and second overall.
Two Women’s Novice 8+ boats raced next for Binghamton Crew, with the A boat in Heat 1 and the B boat in Heat 2. Binghamton A finished their race with a time of 8:13.25, placing them in second in their heat, and third overall based on time. Binghamton B finished their heat with a time of 8:54.77. There were scratches that worked out in both crews favors, advancing both boats to the
After the break, the Women’s Novice 4+ raced in the Grand Finals, trying to race their best and medal in the process. The women raced as hard as they could, which resulted in a silver medal! They finished with a time of 8:36.62, falling to Maritime by 4.82 seconds.
The second Grand Final for Binghamton Crew was the Women’s Varsity 4+. Led by two seniors, the women had a fantastic sprint and all-around race and finished in second, resulting in the second consecutive silver medal of the day for Binghamton Crew. The Women’s Novice 8+ had two Binghamton boats competing in the Grand Final, both A and B. Binghamton A finished with a time of 8:36.43, which was good enough to earn them a bronze medal! Their impressive sprint helped them gain some ground on the surrounding crews. For the entire boat, this was their first collegiate medal while being on Binghamton Crew. Binghamton Crew finished their day with the Men’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final. Due to not having enough entries, the men jumped straight to the Grand Final. After waiting all day, they finally took to the water to face off against very fast crews. The men finished with a time of 6:51.58, leaving them in 6th place. Washington College came in first, with a time of 6:14.31, followed by Marietta with a 6:14.62, and Mary Washington with a 6:36.25. The men’s time was very impressive and they will be a force at States next weekend.
Coming into this Division III race as a club team, some teams may have overlooked Binghamton Crew and their ability to compete at this level. After being able to come home with two silver medals and a bronze medal, Binghamton Crew has earned a spot among all of these teams, regardless of their club status. The MARCC was great competition for all of the boats put out by the various squads and we will hopefully be returning to claim more medals in the years to come. Binghamton was able to compete at a high level and did not let any setbacks get in their way of doing what we traveled hours to do.
New York State Collegiate Rowing Championship
May 2nd, 2015
Saratoga, New York
This is a change of venue from previous years, as it had previously been held in Whitney Point. The race has been held for 24 years. Whitney Point has hosted the race for the last 13 years. Saratoga’s course and venue proved that it was a good place to put on this event.
Binghamton Crew started off the day with the Varsity Men, racing in the V8+. The men came in 5th in their heat with a time of 6:51.6, which put them in the third final to face Geneseo. The Varsity Women were next, with an entry in the V4+. With their bow seat not available to attend the race, Monica, a novice rower, stepped up to the plate for the squad. The women came in 2nd in their heat and advanced to the Grand Finals with a time of 8:28.3. Following them was the Women’s Novice 8+, which has two entries in two separate heats. Binghamton B finished fifth in heat 1 with a time of 11:22.6. Binghamton A came in fourth in their heat with a time of 8:34.6. Both boats advanced to the Petite Finals, where they would each face Albany. The Women’s Novice 4+ was after, and they finished third in their heat with a time of 8:52.5. They advanced to the Petite Finals.
The Men’s Novice 4+ was after, with two entries. Binghamton A got third in heat 2 with a time of 8:00.9, and Binghamton B got fourth in their heat with a time of 8:25.7. Both boats advanced to the Petite Finals. Following a break, Binghamton Crew began its series of finals appearances with the Men’s Varsity 8+. They came in 2nd to Geneseo in the third final with a time of 6:53.2. Next, the Women’s Varsity 4+ raced in the Grand Final, and earned a silver medal with a time of 8:38.9, second only to Army A.
The Novice Women’s 8+ boats then raced Albany in the Petite Finals. Binghamton A won, with a time of 9:02.6 and Binghamton B came in third with a time of 11:21.5. Next, Binghamton’s Novice 4+ won the Petite Finals comfortably with a time of 8:55.0. The boat beat two teams that were in the
Grand Finals with their time. The Novice Men’s 4+ boats raced in the Petite Final, with Binghamton A coming in second with a time of 7:58.9, and Binghamton B coming in fourth with a time of 8:16.9.
With unfavorable heat assignments and novice filling in for a varsity senior, the Binghamton Crew team had a strong presence at the State Championships. The Varsity Women were able to beat two Division 1 Programs and four Division 3 programs. This season has proved that Binghamton is able to compete with established teams. The team finished their weekend by visiting the Captain John J. McKenna, IV Military Courtesy room in the Albany Airport. Binghamton Crew will finish its season at the Aberdeen Dad Vail next weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
April 18th 2015
The 18th Annual Memorial Regatta took place in full swing on April 18th, 2015. Three teams came out to race in beautiful weather at the Les Wagner Rowing Center in Owego, New York. The day began with the Men and Women Novice 4+. The women powered down the river beating Susquehanna with a time of 6:50.00. The novice men came next with a time of 8:46.00. The Men and Women Collegiate 8+ boats were next on the river. The Varsity Women came in first place by over a minute with a time of 7:03.00. Both Men’s A and B boat came in first and second with times of 6:29.00 and 7:17.00. Next down the river were the Women’s Collegiate Novice 8+ squads. The Binghamton novice women showed off their hardwork in their first spring race with times of 7:26.00 and 7:41.00. The final races of the day were the Men and Women’s Collegiate 4+. The women finished with a quick time of 7:23.00 beating out both Susquehanna and Oswego. The Men’s Collegiate 4+ race was moved and shortened due to river conditions, but that did not stop Binghamton. Binghamton A came in with a time of 3:26.00. Binghamton B finished the day strong coming in first with a time of 4:23.00. Overall Binghamton Crew members went home with plenty of medals and memories!