The no. 2 nationally ranked women’s rowing team did not disappoint in their meet this past weekend. After being delayed on Saturday due snow, the men’s and women’s teams traveled down to Boston to compete against the Division I Harvard teams and Division III Simmons teams.

In the first race on the Charles River, the women’s varsity eight finished just eight seconds behind Harvard, and a whopping 48 seconds ahead of Simmons.

Next, the second women’s varsity eight finished about eight seconds behind Harvard’s team, and 45 seconds ahead of Simmons.

Last but certainly not least, the third varsity eight defeated Harvard by just over 8 seconds. Bates’ third varsity eight’s time of 7:53.3 would have been good enough to beat Simmons’ first varsity eight time.

The mens team raced on the Charles over the weekend as well.

The first varsity eight only raced against Harvard’s second varsity team. The Bobcats finished six seconds behind the rowing powerhouse.

The Second varsity team raced against Harvard’s third and fourth teams, as well as Boston College’s first team. They finished in 3rd place.

Last, The third varsity team competed against raced against Harvard’s sixth varsity team and Boston College’s fourth team. They earned a 3rd place finish, 21 seconds behind Harvard, and 12 seconds behind Boston College.

Both Bates rowing teams will race at the WPI Invitational next on April 9.