A week after finishing last behind Penn and Princeton at the Childs Cup regatta, the Lions’ heavyweight varsity eights partially avenged last weekend’s loss, finishing ahead of the Quakers in Saturday’s Blackwell Cup. The Light Blue finished behind Yale and ahead of Penn in a successful day overall for the Lions. The freshman varsity eights took second and the varsity fours took first. Columbia’s lightweight squad took second in the Dodge Cup—the varsity eights finished 2.1 seconds shy of an upset of No. 2 Yale. The second varsity eights took second as well. The lightweights’ only first-place finish of the day came in second freshman fours, and the freshman eights finished last behind both Penn and Yale.
Four seniors reflect on their time at Columbia, and what it means to be leaving these years—and NYC—behind.