#11 Shorewomen's Varsity Eight Second in Race Against Strong Competition

Washington Behind Only #3 William Smith, Ahead of #14 WPI

WORCESTER, MA --The varsity eight of the 11th-ranked Washington College women's rowing team finished second of six boats in a race against tough competition, including two other nationally-ranked teams, this morning in Worcester, MA.

The Shorewomen finished the race in 6:45.8, behind only third-ranked William Smith, which took first place in 6:37.2. 14th-ranked WPI was third (6:53.4), followed by Tufts (6:55.2), RIT (6:57.8), and Skidmore (7:20.8), in that order. While unranked, Tufts did receive votes in the latest Division III Top 15. 

Senior Kelsie Jensen (Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest) was the coxswain of the Shorewomen's varsity eight. Freshman Kelly Bird (Galloway, NJ/Absegami) sat stroke, senior Kendall Mulligan (Southbury, CT/Westover School) was in the seven seat, freshman Taira Sullivan (Stevensville, MD/Kent Island) was in the six seat, sophomore Valeria DiLisi (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) sat in the five seat, junior Kate Fiori (Boston, MA/Dana Hall School) was in the four seat, sophomore Elizabeth Hilton (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) sat in the three seat, freshman Ashley Myles (Chester Springs, PA/Owen J. Roberts) was in the two seat, and junior Rachel Benders (Cleveland Heights, OH/Beaumont School) was the bow.

The Shorewomen return to action Saturday at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships in York County, PA.

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