The Marist Crew Team’s Formal Night Out

The Marist Men’s and Women’s crew team finally put down the erg handles, and put on our fancy shoes for our annual Formal Dance. Nicknamed “Crew Prom”, this event has us looking forward to the spring every year, after we have spent a good two to three months indoors training for our upcoming spring season.

The event was held at Christos, a venue used to hold weddings and proms in the Poughkeepsie area, making us feel classier than ever, with the staff serving us our dinners on a silver platter. The night started out with plenty of pictures and compliments, some from our surprised coaches and captains, commenting on how nice we clean up outside of the boathouse. Appetizers of all kinds were served, from Italian meatballs, to Chinese spring rolls to Greek pastries too. We ate a wonderful buffet meal of all kinds of meats and pastas, which was a nice change of pace from the usual dining hall routines.

After the meal, we got a real chance to show off our dancing shoes and the music got started with everyone’s favorite classics to some new pop songs we all could enjoy. After working so hard during winter training, a night to let loose was much needed and greatly appreciated!

Our upcoming season started with our spring training trip to Clemson University in South Carolina during Marist’s spring break, and continues to not give us a single weekend without a race until the end of the academic year. Week after week our busy spring schedule takes us around the Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania area to our many races.

-Eleni Waskiewicz

Class of 2013

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