Coming back in full force for the first full season since COVID-19 started, the Hens put together a comeback season to be proud of.
The Lights showed that they were ready to get right back into the mix with a win over Mercyhurst to place second in their event at the Columbia Lightweight Invitational. Meanwhile, the Heavies threw down at the Murphy Cup earning a respectable 6th place finish overall. A few weeks later the Heavies traveled down to SIRAs in Tennessee in search of hardware and found it in the form of a commanding 1st place victory in the Men’s Novice 4+ and a blazing 2nd in the Men’s Double.
The Lights then traveled to the US Naval Academy to duel against Harvard and Navy. The 1V Eight had a great race but ultimately got 3rd after an intense sprint. The Men’s Light Four managed to edge out Harvard in the 3rd 500 to secure 2nd place.
Finally, the Lights and Heavys combined to create a hybrid 1V eight to race at the Dad Vail Championship Regatta. After making their way through the qualifiers with ease, the 1V was able to snag a spot in the heavyweight grand final at Dad Vail, the fastest event there is. The racing was tough but the Hens were tougher. Delaware got 6th overall in the 1V category, 8th overall in the 2V category, and a medal for 3rd in the Novice Eight.
Overall, the outlook for Delaware Crew in the next year is extremely positive. With such a young core group of guys, the Hens are looking to only get faster.