In its first dual of the season, Saint Mary’s raced against Santa Clara and took every heat. The first Varsity Eight boat grabbed the first win of the day in 7 minutes, 52.14 seconds beating Santa Clara by 23 seconds. In the second Varsity Eight race, the Gaels finished in first in 8:08.07. Saint Mary’s grabbed first and second place in the only Varsity Four race of the day in 9:13.40 and 9:47.86, respectively.
The weather conditions on the reservoir included a 13-15 mph headwind with 16-18 mph gusts throughout.
The Gaels get back in the water on April 29 for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in Rancho Cordova.
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