Word has it, from Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl and Drexel University’s Dragons, that Drexel did not take all the wins in the Rumson Boat Race on Saturday, which the mayor said is usually the way the crew tide rolls in this race.
Army West Point took first place in the men’s varsity eight. Drexel, as reported by the Drexel Dragons’ website, “won three of four races Saturday morning to kick off the fall 2017 season at the Rumson Boat Race on the Navesink River in Rumson, N.J.
“The Dragons earned victories by the women’s varsity eight, men’s varsity eight and the women’s second varsity eight. The men’s second varsity eight finished second behind Army West Point. Villanova and Coast Guard (V8 only) rounded out the field.”
After the race, Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect caught up with the mayor and his wife and some RFHers packing it in.
Here’s a little glimpse into the scene after the race …. (and don’t forget to click to enlarge! Apologies to the RFH girls for the blurry photo, but we didn’t want to leave you out!)
For more pics of the actual race, click here.
— Elaine Van Develde