The women's crew competed in the largest two-day regatta in the world Sat.-Sun., Oct. 19-20, the Head of the Charles Regatta. On Saturday, racing in the Collegiate 4, Wesleyan placed 19th of 33. The crew of Avery Mushinski, '15, Hannah Korevaar '14, Nicole Stanton '15, Lucy Finn '14 and cox Kate Davis '16 finished one second in front of Vanderbilt and one second behind Hamilton. "The crew really came together after selection and the line up was only recently finalized", said Head Coach Pat Tynan. "We obviously had hoped to finisher higher but its's clear that this event is getting more and more competitive. This crew learned a great deal about moving a boat by spending some time in the four and I'm looking forward to blending them back into the eights," added Coach Tynan.
On Sunday, the varsity eight, composed of cox Brianne Wiemann '15, with rowers Ava Miller-Lewis '17, Remy Johnson '16, Annie Dade '16, Clare Doyle '14, Kayla Cloud '14, Emma Koramsahi '16, Emily Johnson '14 and Emilie Sinkler '14 competed in the Collegiate 8 event. "We were very pleased that our raw time gave us a fourth-place finish, but unfortunately, a 1:00 penalty bumped us to 14th," explained Coach Tynan. "The crew did an outstanding job and we're not going to let the penalty overshadow the raw speed they showed down the course. Brianne steered a flawless course and the crew really showed some guts out there." The Cardinals were able to pass Wellesley and Bates around the turn prior to the Elliot St. bridge and posted a faster time raw than Williams by over 40 seconds. "These are historically fast crews that have raced at the highest level of Division III," said Coach Tynan. "It's obviously encouraging to put ourselves in the conversation."
The team is looking forward to coming together for the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Sat., Oct. 26 for the final event of the fall.
(photo by Arya Alizadeh '13)