Women's Crew Wins in Five-Team Affair in Worcester, Mass. to Raise Dual-Race Mark to 7-1
The women's crew finished in first place ahead of WPI, Middlebury, Colby and Smith on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., Sat., April 7. The varsity 8, ranked ninth in the country, covered the 2000-meter course in 6:53.2, beating second place WPI by 4.5 seconds. Rowing in the varsity 8 (leading in photo) was Avery Mushinski '15, Megan Nash '14, Greer Dent '12, Clare Doyle '14, Kayla Cloud '14, Margo Tercek '13, Robin Cotter '13 and Emily Sinkler '14 with cox Emma Overton '12.
"The varsity boat did a nice job of holding on to the technical improvements they made last week while still racing aggressively," said head coach Pat Tynan.
The second varsity 8 had the closest race of the day, beating second place WPI by half a second. "We were lucky to be on the winning end of that one," Said Coach Tynan. "We raced a very strong first 1500 meters and had to do whatever we could to barely hold off a charging WPI crew. WPI had a fantastic sprint. We didn't," added Tynan.
In the Women's thirrd varsity 8, WPI edged out Wesleyan by 3.3 seconds. The Cardinals had a boat length lead going into the final 500 meters but the Engineers came on strong in the final push. In the women's novice 4, Wesleyan dominated the racing, winning by 23 seconds over Middlebury.
Next up for the squad is the annual trip to Malden, Mass. to face Tufts, Bates and Wellesley Sat., April 14.