The Deerfield Boys Rowing Team traveled to the Wayland Weston Regatta for a full day of racing on Sunday against some of the best competition in the region. With this regatta mirroring the heats and finals format of the NEIRA Championships, it provided a great opportunity for the athletes to learn how to prepare themselves for multiple races in a single day. All five crews proved to be up to the challenge. During the morning heats each boat crossed the line first with the exception of the 2V4+, who came in 2nd, just a second behind Belmont Hill.
With all five crews qualifying for the afternoon finals, the team had already improved their performance from the previous year in which only one boat made it into the Grand Final. This year’s squad continued to show great strength throughout the roster as each boat raced well in the finals. By the end of the afternoon, all five crews had finished either first (1V4+ and 3V4+) or second (2V4+, 4V4+, and 5V4+).
As the team enters the second half of the season and with only two more races before the NEIRA Championships, the entire squad is eager to build on this strong performance.
Next weekend, the boys will travel to Concord, MA to take on Middlesex and Nobles.