Women's crew races at home on Erie Canal
Hamilton College took second place in the varsity eights against nationally ranked No. 7 St. Lawrence University on the Erie Canal in Rome, N.Y., on April 30.
Hamilton's varsity eight finished the 2,000-meter course in 6:46.40, just 1.88 seconds behind St. Lawrence. St. Lawrence finished with a time of 6:44.52.
Racing conditions were sunny with temperatures in the 50s. The teams raced against a slight quartering tailwind that built to a direct tailwind of 10 to 15 miles per hour, and gradually increased during the race.
In the second varsity eight, Hamilton finished second with a time of 6:54.80. St. Lawrence took first in 6:48.90, and the University of Rochester placed third with a time of 7:15.4. In the fours, Hamilton finished second in 8:03.20, and Union College took first with a time of 7:53.20.
Kelsey Burke ’13 was coxswain for the varsity eight. The rest of the boat included Keara Fenzel ‘14 at stroke, Allie Hoetzel ‘14 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Katie Peterson ‘12, Helen Higgins ‘13, Becca Straw ’14, Antonia Villa ’12, Allie Boyaris '12, and Leah Sorensen ‘14.
Sophie Breene ‘12 was coxswain for the second varsity eight. The rest of the boat included Fenzel at stroke, Iris Greenquist ‘13 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Virginia Slattery ‘12, Pam Lewis ‘11, Alice Dannenberg ‘11, Dom Paiement ’12, Fiona Hoffman-Harland ’13 and Ally Fried ’13.
Catherine Florea ‘11 was coxswain for the fours. The rest of the boat included Lewis at stroke, Hannah Carlisle ‘14 in the bow seat, Meg Schlosser ’13 in 3-seat and Fried in 2-seat.
Hamilton rows in the 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in Worcester, Mass., on Sunday, May 8.