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Women's crew captures Gilman Plate for 7th straight year

Contact Jim Taylor 315-859-4685
Posted April 7, 2012
Tags Women's Rowing

Hamilton College swept Union College in three races, including the varsity eight, on the Erie Canal in Rome, N.Y., on April 7.

Hamilton is ranked regionally and in the nation, and the varsity eight is ranked No. 2 in the New York Region by the NCAA. All races were 2,000 meters in length. Conditions were sunny with temperatures in the 40s and a 15-to-20 mph tailwind. The water was moderately choppy.

Hamilton captured the Gilman Plate for the seventh straight year by finishing with a time of 6:57.52. Union's time was 7:13.40. Kelsey Burke '13 was coxswain, Antonia Villa '12 was the stroke and Karly Moore '15 was in the bow seat. Seats seven through two in descending order were as follows: Holly Bailey '12, Dominique Paiement '12, Becca Straw '14, Helen Higgins '13, Allie Hoeltzel '14 and Leah Sorenson '14.

Hamilton also retained the Gilman Goblet, which goes to the winner of the second varsity eight. Hamilton easily won with a time of 7:06.76, and Union was a distant second in 7:53.93. Sophie Breene '12 was coxswain, Keara Fenzel '14 was the stroke and Virginia Slattery '12 was in the bow seat. Seats seven through two in descending order were as follows: Ally Kontra '15, Erin Gerrity '15, Annie Lindahl '15, Margaret Hylas '15, Caroline Walton '15 and Rachel Johnson '13.

Hamilton cruised to first place in the novice eight with a time of 7:31.15, and Union finished in 8:07.14. Lily Siff '15 was coxswain, Emma Zanazzi '15 was the stroke and Meredith Garner '15 was in the bow seat. Seats seven through two in descending order were as follows: Jess Pedersen '15, Hideko Nara '15, Hannah Zucker '15, Grace Bowers '15, Margaret Smith '15 and Rachel Landman '15.

Hamilton defeated Schenectady County Community College in the fours with a time of 7:54.65. SCCC crossed the finish line in 8:19.86. Breene was coxswain, Gerrity was the stroke and Kontra was in the bow seat. Walton was the 3-seat and Hylas was the 2-seat.

Hamilton hosts William Smith College and Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, April 14.

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