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Women's crew defeats Union in varsity 8, keeps Gilman Plate

Contact Meghan Callahan 315-859-4685
Posted April 3, 2011
Tags Women's Rowing

Hamilton College's varsity eight defeated Union College to bring home the Gilman Plate for the sixth straight year in a regatta held on the Mohawk River in Schenectady, N.Y., on April 2.

Skies were sunny with 40-degree temperatures, and there was a 15-to-20 mile-per-hour head wind down the 2,000-meter course. Hamilton's varsity eight completed the course in 8 minutes, 8 seconds, and Union finished in 8:30.

Hamilton also retained the Gilman Goblet with a win in the second varsity eights. Hamilton finished with a time of 8:17, and Union followed in 8:45.

Kelsey Burke ’13 was coxswain for the varsity eight. The rest of the boat included Rachel Johnson ‘13 at stroke, Katie Peterson ‘12 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Allison Boyaris ‘12, Antonia Villa ’12, Becca Straw ‘14, Helen Higgins ‘13, Fiona Hoffman-Harland ’13 and Leah Sorensen ‘14.

Catherine Florea ’11 was coxswain for the second varsity eight. The rest of the boat included Keara Fenzel ’14 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, Allie Hoeltzel ‘14, Meg Schlosser ’13 and Dom Paiement ‘12.

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