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Bates Athletics | March 29, 2014

Bates kicks off spring regattas against MIT, Boston College

  Bates outrowed MIT and Boston College in a fours race.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The spring regatta season got under way for Bates on Saturday on the Charles River, with the Bobcats taking on host MIT as well as Boston College in varsity eights (MV8), second varsity eights (M2V8), third varsity eights (M3V8) and varsity fours (MV4).

Bates made a strong showing for itself in all four races and took first place in the latter two. Bates' M3V8 finished the 2,000-meter course through a gusty cross-tailwind in 6 minutes, 17.0 seconds, bettering Boston College's A and B boats by 11.1 and 20.1 seconds, respectively.

The Bobcats' four edged MIT 7:25 to 7:26.1 under the choppiest conditions of the day, with BC a distant third (8:05).

In the MV8 race to start the day, Bates was a close third, with MIT prevailing in 6:00.9, followed by BC at 6:05.9 and Bates at 6:07.9. In the M2V8s the Bobcats were also third, finishing in 6:32.4.

NCAA rowing championships: Washington, Central Oklahoma, Bates crowned this weekend

Washington, Central Oklahoma and Bates won the DI, DII and DIII rowing national championship titles, respectively. Bates earned its title on Friday, June 1, while Washington and Central Oklahoma captured their crowns the following day.

Bates rowing sweeps its way to second straight DIII championship

The Bates women's rowing team left no room for doubt on Saturday, winning both grand finals to take home the Bobcats' second straight national championship.

DIII field hockey: Bates downs No. 5 Tufts for first win over Jumbos since 2002

Bates took down its second Top 5 opponent in a four-day span.

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