Hamilton men row in 53rd Head of the Charles

Photo by Josh McKee
Photo by Josh McKee

Hamilton College rowed in the men's collegiate eights at the 2017 Head of the Charles on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., on Sunday afternoon.

Hamilton finished in 26th place out of 37 crews in the collegiate eights with a time of 15:17.303. The University of Virginia captured the gold medal with a time of 14:24.211.

"Our men's eight faced a tough field and weren't able to put together a top-half result, which is what we were really aiming for," head coach Rob Weber said. "These guys have worked hard. The culture on the men's team has come a long way in the past few years and their heads are in the right place; we just have to figure out how to take the proverbial next step that will put us in a position to be more competitive with our NESCAC peers and other small colleges.

"It's going to take a commitment to off-season training that matches the guys' desire to take that step. We have the bodies -- we just need to be fitter and stronger. I'm excited to see if they can match last year's top-ten finish at Head of the Schuylkill and then present them with the challenge to really better themselves over the winter."

The Head of the Schuylkill is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 in Philadelphia.


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