Temple hosts Bergen/Kelly Cup Regatta

Both the men’s crew and women’s rowing teams competed in the Bergen/Kelly Cup Regatta today on the Schuylkill River.

On a cool clear morning, the men’s crew team placed second in all races except for the Freshmen 4 in the Bergen Cup Regatta.

The Freshmen 4 shell, comprised of coxswain Matthew Ciarela coxswain, Connor Murphy in seat 4, Pat Woodruff in seat 3, Josh Kuzo in seat 2, and Frank Dipentino sitting bow, took first place in their race with a time of 6 minutes and 48.4 seconds.

The closest finish came in the second Varsity 8 competition, with Temple finishing only two seconds behind the first place time of St. Joseph’s.

For the women’s team, the day didn’t go quite as well.

In their competition in the Kelly Cup Regatta, the Owls failed to place higher than third place. Both Varsity 8 competitions had Temple finishing third in front of LaSalle each time.

The Varsity 4 is where the women struggled the most.

With coxswain sophomore Katie Cardwell, sophomore Blair Bradley in seat 4, sophomore Sarah Barber seat 3, sophomore Megan Boyer in seat 2 and sophomore Lauren Kidd sitting bow in the shell, the Owls finished last, nine seconds behind fifth place Drexel.

Up next for the Owls is the Atlantic Ten Conference Championships on May 5th in Pennsauken, New Jersey.