#11 Shorewomen's Eights Turn in Solid Showing at Kerr Cup

#11 Shorewomen's Eights Turn in Solid Showing at Kerr Cup

First Varsity Eight Takes Second in Petite Final of Overall Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight Places Third in DIII Varsity Eight

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — The 11th-ranked Washington College women's rowing team competed at the Kerr Cup in Philadelphia today, the Shorewomen's final regatta before the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships two weeks from today. The Shorewomen's first varsity eight competed against Division I and II crews in the overall varsity eight, while their second and third varsity eights competed in the Division III varsity eight. 

Kerr Cup

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen's first varsity eight missed a spot in the grand final of the overall varsity eight by three one-hundredths of a second with a third-place heat finish of 7:22.87. Second-place Duquesne was second in the heat in 7:22.84. Fordham won the heat in 7:19.53, while Philadelphia University was fourth in 7:53.62 to advance to the petite final along with the Shorewomen. The Shorewomen were then second in the petite final in 7:07.87. Villanova won that race in 7:06.09, while Colgate was third in 7:15.69. Army and Philadelphia tied for fourth in 7:23.1, while Loyola was sixth in 7:48.64.
- The Shorewomen's second varsity eight was second in its heat of the Division III varsity eight in 7:53.79 to qualify for the grand final. NYU won the heat in 7:48.90, St. Mary's second varsity eight was third in 8:23.67, and 15th-ranked Franklin & Marshall's third varsity eight was fourth in 9:13.13. In the grand final, the Shorewomen were third in 7:41.67. Bryn Mawr won the race in 7:21.42, F&M's first varsity eight was second in 7:29.63. NYU (7:45.95), Johnson & Wales's first varsity eight (7:46.68), and St. Mary's first varsity eight (7:56.69) rounded out the field.
- The Shorewomen's third varsity eight placed third in its heat of the Division III varsity eight in 8:35.51 to qualify for the petite final. F&M's second varsity eight won the heat in 7:56.47, St. Mary's first varsity eight was second in 8:05.23, and Johnson and Wales's second varsity eight was fourth in 8:46.36. In the petite final, they were third in 8:08.87. F&M's second varsity eight won the petite final in 7:55.29, St. Mary's second varsity eight was second in 8:07.01, Franklin & Marshall's third varsity eight was fourth in 8:27.31, Johnson & Wales's second varsity eight fifth in 8:31.25, and Cabrini sixth in 8:37.61.

Shorewomen Boat Lineups
First Varsity Eight Heat: Olivia Robb (coxswain), Jules Shipps (stroke), Erika Reynolds (seven), Jackie Creitz (six), Danielle Huston Hakey (five), Maddie Morrissette (four), Diana Lucey (three), Karis Marano (two), Leslie Collins (bow).
First Varsity Eight Final: Robb (coxswain), Shipps (stroke), Reynolds (seven), Creitz (six), Huston Hakey (five), Morrissette (four), Mackenzie Gaze (three), Marano (two), Collins (bow).
Second Varsity Eight Heat & Final: Emily Booth (coxswain), Kelin McCloskey (stroke), Emily Goldstein (seven), Lizzie Beinert (six), Emily Van Driel (five), Megan Prokopius (four), Brenna Kacar (three), Hannah Cagle (two), Breanna Lanphear (bow).
Third Varsity Eight Heat: Emma Carter (coxswain), Annie Sniffen (stroke), Kerri Walsh (seven), Ridgely Cohill (six), Gaze (five), Emma Hogan (four), Rowan McVey (three), Kelley Gardner (two), Sara Underwood (bow).
Third Varsity Eight Final: Carter (coxswain), Sniffen (stroke), Walsh (seven), Cohill (six), McVey (five), Hogan (four), Katie O'Donnell (three), Gardner (two), Underwood (bow).

Up Next for the Shorewomen
4/29 @ Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships (Lewisberry, Pa.)