Notice of Online Archive

  • This page is no longer being updated and remains online for informational and historical purposes only. The information is accurate as of the last page update.

    For questions about page contents, contact the Communications Division.

Lafayette’s novice women’s eight and novice men’s four each captured gold medals Saturday at the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta.

Both crews claimed the lead off the start and never looked back. The men’s four came through the halfway point a few boat lengths ahead of the rest of field and went on to win easily. The women’s eight was challenged most of the way by George Mason University, but made a powerful move at the end of the race to win by open water.

The Frostbite Regatta is a 2000-meter sprint race on Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River. Crews are assigned heats and each heat winner receives a medal. Because of this unique format, Lafayette was able to enter several different crews.

In another thrilling novice women’s eight race, Lafayette’s crew battled all the way down the course with Temple University. The Leopards came through the 1000-meter mark a length down to the Owls, but battled back to nearly even in the second half of the race. A few rough strokes at the end of the race cost Lafayette the victory and it settled for second place.

In other races, the varsity men’s eight and novice women’s four each finished in third place. Complete race results will be on the Crew Club web page ( when available.

The team now moves inside for winter training. Several members will prepare for a 26-mile marathon fund-raiser on rowing machines Saturday, Dec. 1 in Kirby Sports Center. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit families of the September 11 tragedy.

Categorized in: News and Features