Women's Rowing Closes out Fall Season with Four Golds at the Wormtown Chase Regatta

Women's Rowing Closes out Fall Season with Four Golds at the Wormtown Chase Regatta

WORCESTER -- The WPI women's rowing team concluded its fall campaign Saturday with four gold medals in the inaugural Wormtown Chase Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond. 

The varsity eight cruised to a nearly 20 second victory over second place Wesleyan by reaching the finishing line in 19:39.3.  The second varsity eight was seventh out of 21 entries with a time of 20:34.9. 

The novice eight tasted gold, besting second place Simmons by nearly 50 seconds (22:15.2 to 23:04.3).  The second novice eight placed eighth in a time of 26:15.5. 

Also winning for the Boynton Hillers was the varsity four A entry (23:34.7) and the doubles A boat (24:23.8) while the varsity four B boat was fifth (26:11.9) and the doubles B entry (32:19.8). 

The Engineers will return to the water in early April for the spring portion of their season.

Varsity Eight
Amelia Papi (South Portland, ME) - Coxswain
Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain (Belmont, MA)
Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA)
Ally Sichler (Reading, PA)
Lillian Neff (Havertown, PA)
Emily Adams (East Greenwich, RI)
Liz Graveline (Litchfield, NH)
Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA)
Olivia Kiristis (Upton, MA) 

Second Varsity Eight
Logan Rinaldi (Rumford, RI) - Coxswain
Eliza Smith (Beacon Falls, CT)
Ashley Schuliger (Lewis Center, OH)
Josephine Bowen (Lunenburg, MA)
Alexandra Heline (Hebron, CT)
Jillian Earley (Needham, MA)
Tricia Smith (West Simsbury, CT)
Alexa Freglette (Staten Island, NY)
Pheobe Yeung (San Leandro, CA) 

Novice Eight
Emily Howard (Riverside, RI) - Coxswain
Jolina Alonzo (Wappingers Falls, NY)
Shelby Tweedie (Ware, MA)
Madison Gass (Barrington, NH)
Logan Mentzer (Portland, OR)
Malyssa Deranian (Windham, NH)
Isabel Nearing (Cochecton, NY)
Maren Cork (Seattle, WA)
Calista Carrignan (West Haven, CT) 

Second Novice Eight
Alexis Caira (Watertown, MA) - Coxswain
Lily Spero (Melrose, MA)
Kathryn Woodland (Boxford, MA)
Erika Varday (Huntington, NY)
Alexia Barcus (Makawao, Hawaii)
Lia Kelly (Woburn, MA)
Keisha Rorimpandey (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Kristen Soden (Milford, NJ)
Isabelle Ho (San Diego, CA)

Four A
Amelia Papi (South Portland, ME) - Coxswain
Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain (Belmont, MA)
Lillian Neff (Havertown, PA)
Emily Adams (East Greenwich, RI)
Olivia Kiristis (Upton, MA) 

Four B
Maia Grant (Taunton, MA) - Coxswain
Katherine Bishop (San Pedro, CA)
Lexi Baker (Candia, NH)
Amber Beliveau (Walpole, NH)
Katherine Thompson (Groton, MA) 

Two A
Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA)
Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA)

Two B
Eliza Smith (Beacon Falls, CT)
Josephine Bowen (Lunenburg, MA)