With the fall racing season over and time on the water quickly running out, it is time to look forward to the spring, and the racing in store for all crews! During the intercession following winter finals in January, all crews will pack up their unis and boats and head down to Austin, TX for a week-long training trip on Lady Bird Lake. The women will fit in 12-14 practices while in the Texan sun, though the temperature can drop into the 30s during the early morning hours!
Racing this fall started with the Head of the Charles on October 18-19. The women’s championship four placed seventh in a field of 19 boats. Coxed by senior Sarah Mascioli ’10, stroke Liz Hartwig ’13, Kelly Pierce ’12, Molly Hamrick ’13, and Maggie Daly ’12. Coxswain Sarah Mascioli said of the race, “We raced hard for 3 miles, passing crews aggressively through the Weeks footbridge and heading into the last mile of the race.
On January 24, 2010, the shirt reached the summit of Aconcagua, which at 22,840 feet is the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas, and the second highest of the "Seven Summits" after Everest. Even in the thin air of summit day -- 8.5 hours up and 3 hours back down to high camp -- the Princeton racing shirt remained in top form, the orange and black colors crisp, and the oars at the ready.
Last week, the squad had a great training camp down in Austin, TX. The weather held up very nicely, except for one cold day at the end of the trip. We were able to log some long, hard miles down there in 8's and 4's. The team also made it's second annual pilgrimage to Smitty's Market in Lockhart, TX. It's the home of some of the best BBQ going, and truly authentic Texas. The team consumed 275 lbs of meat, including the brisket from 33 head of cattle. This was rumored to be a new record, and Smitty's owner, Big John, was impressed. We left Big John w
This Saturday, we will be on our way to Austin for this year's training trip. The weather looks great and the guys are excited to get back on the water after the last six weeks of hard work on the erg. This is our second year down in Austin and we are very excited to return. The town and the lake are great. So are the people. There will be more to come as soon as we arrive down there and I will keep everyone updated with pics and videos from the trip.
Winter training has begun and the heavyweights have hit the ergs. Please see the videos section for a great introduction.
The Varisty Lightweights raced the heavies today and both teams had great pieces. We did 8 x 2500 and traded pieces with both the varsity and 2v crews. It promises to be a great season!