Cambridge, MA --- WPI women's rowing's varsity eight earned its first-ever medal with a third-place finish Sunday at the historic Head of The Charles Regatta.
The varsity eight (18:42.328) only trailed defending national champion Bates (18:18.054) and Williams (18:38.890). The Engineers also bested Ithaca, Smith, Wesleyan and Tufts who were fourth through seventh. NEWMAC foe Wellesley took 10th and Coast Guard was 12th. Mercyhurst interrupted the Division III parade with an eighth-place showing.
The second varsity eight, who ran into trouble when an oar tangled with a buoy, posted a time of 20:51.810, which was better than entries from Manhattan, Binghamton, Assumption, Texas and High Point.
WPI closes out the 2018 fall season on Saturday, October 27th competing on Lake Quinsigamond in the Alumni Regatta as part of Homecoming Weekend.
Madison Healey (Atkinson, NH) - Coxswain
Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain (Belmont, MA)
Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA)
Kinsey McNamara (Chelmsford, MA)
Marlies de Jong (Huntington Beach, CA)
Amelia Harvey (Sudbury, MA)
Rachel Lia (South Burlington, VT)
Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA)
Eva Barinelli (Tewksbury, MA)
Second Varsity Eight
Madeline Burke (Verona, NJ) - Coxswain
Diana Celaj (Worcester, MA)
Ashley Schuliger (Lewis Center, OH)
Kylie Dickinson (Meredith, NH)
Ally Sichler (Reading, PA)
Liz Graveline (Litchfield, NH)
Josephine Bowen (Lunenburg, MA)
Rachel Peterson (Hastings, MN)
Sarah St. Pierre (Maynard, MA)