Xavier crew tackles the Head of the Charles Regatta

The Xavier crew team headed to Boston to participate in the Head of the Charles Regatta on the weekend of October 22nd.

Katie Shyman, Writer

On October 22nd and 23rd, Xavier’s very own crew team made the long trek across the country to compete in the 52nd annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston, a city known for its rich history, North End, and lobster rolls, hosts a regatta every year along the Charles River. Both college and high school teams from all over the world compete in this two-day event, as it is one of the most highly anticipated events on the East Coast. The regatta began in 1965 and gains over ten thousand spectators per year, according to the regatta’s official website.

Junior Dominique Jablonski on the crew team said, “The highlight of the race was getting cheered on by people from all over the world.” When asked about the highlights of the trip in general, Jablonski cited, “walking around the racecourse on Saturday and just seeing downtown Boston.”

The girls did a great job in their competition, especially considering the competition they were up against and cold and rainy weather.  Dominique’s boat got sixteenth place out of twenty-four entries.

The Xavier crew team did an amazing job competing in the competition and representing their school We are proud of you all.