As the leaves began to shrivel and as crisp autumn weather descended over New England, the time had arrived for one of Boston’s time-honored sporting events – the Head of the Charles Regatta, the largest two-day regatta in the world.
And with the collective gaze of Boston sports transfixed on the Charles River for the 47th annual race, the Boston University men’s and women’s crew teams represented the school in six of the regatta’s events, with several groups of Terrier rowers finishing in the top 10 in their respective events.
In the women’s club fours event, the BU women’s crew team captured first place with a time of 19:49.42, a final time that put it a full 12 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher in the event, the Peterborough Rowing Club. The winning BU team included sophomore Sarah Specht, junior Cailey Palmer-Rehorst, freshman Claire Richer, junior Caitlin Trillo and junior Katrina Lyter.
Bow two for the BU men’s crew team finished in fifth place in the men’s club eights with a final time of 15:46.88, while bow nine finished 12th with a time of 16:02.29. Their female counterparts in the same event, the women’s club eights, finished in 10th place with a time of 18:48.1.
In the championship eights event, bow 10 of the men’s team finished in seventh place with a time of 14:36.37. In the same race, bow 22 recorded a time of 15:22.01, good enough for 24th.
Rounding out the BU crew teams that participated were the men’s club fours participants who finished in 27th (18:46.72), as well as the women’s championship eights who finished 24th (17:16.81).
Additionally, BU head men’s crew coach Thomas Bohrer finished in 10th in the men’s senior singles, and BU men’s and women’s boatman Russell Cone finished fourth in the same event. Both men raced for Wide Load Boat Club.