STORRS, Conn. – As the UConn rowing team prepares to participate in the 44th annual Eastern Sprints Regatta in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday, the Huskies do so with confidence based on recent results.
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) announced earlier this week that a live stream will be available for the Eastern Sprints on the U.S. Rowing YouTube page, which can be watched for free if you CLICK HERE.
Originally held in Camden, N.J., the Eastern Sprints were moved to Lake Quinsigamond just last year – the same location at which UConn grabbed four first-place finishes against Holy Cross back on April 15.
With 13 competing schools on Sunday, UConn looks to pick up momentum heading into the AAC Championship on May 13 in Sarasota, Fla.
The Huskies have already seen Boston College, Bucknell, Drexel, Holy Cross, MIT, Northeastern and Buffalo this season at the Murphy Cup, Knecht Cup and Holy Cross dual race. In addition, Boston University, Columbia, Dartmouth, Radcliffe, and Rutgers will be participating as well.
Radcliffe is the reigning champion with the Willing Point Trophy after winning the Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+, Third Varsity 8+ and Second Varsity 4+ events in 2016. Its 124 total points beat second-place Northeastern (100) and third-place Dartmouth (96).
The Huskies, led by 20-year head coach Jennifer Wendry, took first in the Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+ and Third Varsity 4+ against the Crusaders two weeks ago on Lake Quinsigamond.