Washington Wins Second Varsity Eight
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College women's rowing team split a pair of races against visiting 12th-ranked Wellesley College this morning on the Chester River. Wellesley won the first varsity eight, while the Shorewomen won the second varsity eight. The two teams were also scheduled to race varsity and novice fours, but those races were called off due to increasingly rough conditions.
In the first varsity eight, Wellesley finished in 8:07, while Washington covered the 2,000-meter course in 8:17.55. In the second varsity eight, Washington won in 9:19, while Wellesley finished in 9:39. Wellesley's novice eights also raced with the second varsity eights. Wellesley's novice "A" boat finished in 9:58, while its novice "B" boat finished in 10:03.
Sophomore Kelsie Jensen (Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest) was the coxswain of the Shorewomen's first varsity eight. Senior Ericka Malow (Brunswick, OH/Brunswick) sat stroke, sophomore Kendall Mulligan (Southbury, CT/Westover School) sat in the seven seat, senior Amy Smith (Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville) was in the six seat, sophomore Ellen Liebenow (Sellersville, PA/Pennridge) sat in the five seat, freshman Kate Fiori (Boston, MA/Dana Hall School) was in the four seat, senior Emily Hofler (Baltimore, MD/Mercy) sat in the three seat, sophomore Sarah Ruh (New Preston, CT/Kent School) was in the two seat, and junior Catherine Black (Kimberton, PA/Academy of Notre Dame) was the bow.
Senior Krista Jensen (Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest) was the coxswain of the Shorewomen's second varsity eight. Sophomore Jenna Moore (Catonsville, MD/Mount de Sales) sat stroke, junior Christine Lynch (Lincoln University, PA/Avon Grove) was in the seven seat, senior Sarah Strickland (Potomac, MD/Holton-Arms) was in the six seat, sophomore Diane Hagmann (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) sat in the five seat, freshman Lacy Gentry (Mt. Airy, MD/Glenelg) was in the four seat, freshman Kathryn Cudemo (Downingtown, PA/Downington East) sat in the three seat, freshman Rachel Benders (Cleveland Heights, OH/Beaumont School) was in the two seat, and freshman Mariko Anderson (Seattle, WA/Ingraham) was the bow. MD/Urbana) sat in the two seat, and freshman Erin Franco (Wingdale, NY/Dover Plains) was the bow.
The Shorewomen return to action April 3rd at the Murphy Cup in Philadelphia.