Chicago Boat Race Recap

Women Sweep 8+’s, Men’s V8+ edged out by DePaul.

Illinois Rowing had a successful race Sunday at the Race4Row Chicago Boat Race. Together, Illinois and DePaul University raised a total of $49,000 for Recovery On Water (Row). Abby Zacker, Will Klock, Marianna Huang, Emma Shanleigh, and Max McCarthy represented Illinois alongside the other top fundraisers from DePaul and ROW in a 500 meter sprint at the conclusion of the day of racing.

Despite a few mechanical issues, the women’s team had a very strong showing on the water. The Varsity Women’s 8 finished ahead of DePaul with a time of 16:30.23. The JV Women also finished ahead of DePaul’s JV Women with a time of 18:13.89. Novice Women in the A boat finished first with a time of 17:44.14 while some mechanical issues held back the Novice Women B boat. Regardless, they stayed strong throughout the race and finished with a time of 25:21.91.

On the men’s side, the varsity boat got edged out by DePaul with a time of 14:11.01 while the JV boat finished ahead of DePaul in 14:50.89. In some close races, Novice Men in the A boat finished behind Depaul A with a time of 15:21.34 while the B Novice Men pushed past Depaul B with a time of 15:47.75.