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Women's crew competes in Head of the Genesee

Contact Meghan Callahan 315-859-4685
Posted October 18, 2010
Tags Women's Crew

Hamilton College placed sixth in the collegiate eights at the Head of the Genesee Regatta held on the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y., on Oct. 16.

Racing conditions were sunny with tempertures in the mid 50s, and strong 10 to 20 mph tailwinds with a strong tail current.

Hamilton's "A" entry in the collegiate eights finished with a time of 18:55.62 on the 5-kilometer course, and 5:07.07 in the 1,500-meter sprint. The Hamilton "B" entry took 15th place as its time on the 5-kilometer course was 20:12.86, and 5:47.40 in the 1,500-meter sprint.

Hamilton took fourth place out of 14 teams in the open fours, finishing only 5.91 seconds behind Duke University in the 1,500-meter sprint with a time of 5:30.88. Hamilton's time on the 5-kilometer course was 20:15.64.

Kelsey Burke '13 was coxswain for the collegiate eight "A". The rest of the boat included Rachel Johnson '13 at stroke, Fiona Hoffman-Harland '13 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Katie Peterson '12, Pam Lewis '11, Shannon Finner '14, Leah Sorensen '14Riley Smith '12 and Allie Hoeltzel '14.

Alex Rudow '14 was coxswain for the collegiate eight "B". The rest of the boat included Keara Fenzel '14 at stroke, Ally Fried '13 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Virginia Slattery '12, Elizabeth Kelly '14, Alice Dannenberg '11, Ellen Doernberg '13, Iris Greenquist '13 and Eban Lewis '11.

Catherine Florea '11 was coxswain for the open four. The rest of the boat included Holly Bailey '12 at stroke, Allie Boyaris '12 in the bow seat, Becca Straw '14 in 3-seat and Helen Higgins '13 in 2-seat.

Hamilton competes at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass., on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24.

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