Men’s and women’s crew places first on Mississippi River

The St. Thomas crew team took first place Sunday at the North Star Challenge on the Mississippi River.

The Tommies edged out Michigan Tech, St. John’s and five other schools for the team points trophy. Both the men’s and women’s collegiate varsity four teams took first place, as did the women’s collegiate varsity eight team. St. Thomas also took first place in mixed boat events in the mixed collegiate varsity four and eight.

The North Star Challenge was the last event of the fall season for St. Thomas. Competition will resume next spring.

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