DREXEL SWEEPS RUMSON SWEEP RACES

The Drexel University men’s rowing squad, above, gets ready to take to the Navesink River for the third annual Rumson Boat Race Saturday morning, where the school’s men’s and women’s teams took the Governor’s Cup against Army, Rutgers and Villanova.

Spectators on the Oceanic Bridge, above left, had the best vantage point on the racing, which featured one-mile sprints along the river’s Middletown side.

Drexel’s women cruised to victory over Army for the Governor’s Cup in a sweep race, in which each rower handles a single oar.

The three-club Central New Jersey Rowing Association of Rumson-Fair Haven, St. Joe’s of Metuchen and Westfield High debuted at the event. (Click to enlarge)