Stanford Men's Four Places Sixth At Head Of The Charles
Oct. 19, 2009
BOSTON, Mass. - In spite conditions of snow and sleet for the first time in the 45-year history of the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, Mass. last weekend, the Stanford men's four boat persevered and turned in a sixth-place finish in the championship fours event.
Head races at the regatta are generally three miles long - boats race against each other and the clock, starting sequentially approximately 15 seconds apart. Approximately 1,900 boats and 8,800 rowers competed in Boston this weekend.
In the championship fours, Stanford started well, and through the first three-quarters of the race was only three seconds off of the pace set by Wisconsin. Eventually, the Badgers would pull away for the win, while Stanford would clock a final time of 16:52.105 in a competition that also featured a pair of national team boats.
'I am excited with the data we collected today on our fitness, focus, and desire,' said Stanford Director of Rowing and men's head coach Craig Amerkhanian. 'The spring racing season again promises to be very competitive. Cal edged Washington to win the Championship Eight which means we will race the top teams in the country early and often.'