WORCESTER --- The Third Varsity Eight tasted victory Saturday morning as WPI Women's Rowing welcomed No. 5 Ithaca, No. 12 Colby, No. 10 William Smith, No. 14 Trinity, Conn. College and the UNH club team to Lake Quinsigamond.
The 3V8 crossed the finish line in a time of 7:13.25 to best UNH (7:20.11), Ithaca (7:26.43), Colby (7:30.49), William Smith (7:51.05) and Conn. College (8:17.56).
Saturday's format featured trials and a final for the Varsity and Second Varsity Eight, which were won by Ithaca, the top V8 and team (V8 and 2V8) in the NCAA regional rankings for the New York region. The Engineers ninth-ranked Varsity Eight placed second to the Bombers (6:40.31), who remain undefeated this spring, in a time of 6:50.43. Ithaca's Second Varsity Eight handed in a 6:59.57 as WPI was second with a 7:06.24. The Engineers are currently third as a team in the same rankings for the New England region.
Ithaca won its heat in 6:47.34 followed by Colby, UNH and Conn. College while WPI captured its heat in a time of 6:52.20. ahead of William Smith and Trinity. The Second Varsity Eight had the same order in the Bombers heat as Williams Smith captured its heat (7:09.00) with WPI second and Trinity third.
WPI (7:39.77) was second to Ithaca (7:19.92) in the Fourth Varsity Eight as Colby came home third.
The Engineers host Tufts in the Bernie Brown Cup, as well as Clark, Skidmore and William Smith tomorrow beginning with the Varsity Eight at 10:20am.
Madison Healey (Atkinson, NH) - Coxswain
Gina Gonzalez-Roundey (Berkeley, CA)
Christine Hovermale (Almeda, CA)
Jasmine Loukola (Wells, ME)
Sarah Wutka (North Granby, CT)
Marlies de Jong (Huntington Beach, CA)
Kinsey McNamara (Chelmsford, MA)
Eva Barinelli (Tewksbury, MA)
Jennifer Golden (Norton, MA)
Second Varsity Eight
Madeline Burke (Verona, NJ) - Coxswain
Rachel Lia (South Burlington, VT)
Emily Richardson (Portland, OR)
Kylie Dickinson (Meredith, NH)
Rachel Peterson (Hastings, MN)
Victoria Loehle (Morganville, NJ)
Abigail Sawyer (Uxbridge, MA)
Diana Celaj (Worcester, MA)
Sarah St. Pierre (Maynard, MA)
Third Varsity Eight
Jacqueline Forson (Worcester, MA) - Coxswain
Brianna Owen (Harleysville, PA)
Liz Graveline (Litchfield, NH)
Olivia Kiristis (Upton, MA)
Audrey Allen (Topsfield, MA)
Zulean Cruz-Diaz (McAller, TX)
Allison Sichler (Reading, PA)
Julia Pershken (Albion, ME)
Josephine Bowen (Lunenburg, MA)
Fourth Varsity Eight
Shravani Balaji (Merrimack, NH) - Coxswain
Steph Silvestris (Rutland, MA)
Huda Gad (Cairo, Egypt)
Catherine Matyas (Glastonbury, CT)
Mary Sheehan (Huntington, NY)
Lillian Neff (Havertown, PA)
Alexandra Connor (Baldwinsville, NY)
Paula Sardi (Cali, Colombia)
Katherine Thompson (Groton, MA)