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Women's Crew Wins the Head of the Fish Regatta

Photo by Stockton Photo, Inc.
Photo by Stockton Photo, Inc.

SARATOGA, N.Y. – Wesleyan University women's crew excelled at the Head of the Fish Regatta on Saturday by defending its crown in the Varsity 8 and also taking first-place in the Second Varsity 8.


  • In the Varsity 8, the Cardinals crossed the finish line in 12:9.44, narrowly edging Little Three rival Williams College (12:11.88).
  • Marist finished third in 12:21.35, followed by UMass-Amherst (12:22.05) and Rochester Institute of Technology (12:26.56) to round out the top-five.
  • Several other NESCAC teams competed today, with Trinity, Tufts, Middlebury, and Amherst crossing the finish line at 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th, respectively.
  • The Cardinals continued their winning ways in the Second Varsity 8 race, finishing on top in 12:34.23, over six seconds ahead of UMass-Amherst (12:40.84). Williams finished third in 12:44.05.
  • Additionally, Wesleyan's Novice 8 finished 10th out of 32 boats with a time of  15:16.38.


  • Today's regatta marked the final race of the 2017 fall season for the Cardinals, who will return to the water in the spring.