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No. 5 women's varsity 8 wins twice


The rowing teams competed at Cayuga Inlet on Saturday, racing in a strong headwind against boats from Colgate University, Marist College and host Ithaca College.

On the women’s side, the Continentals won three of the six races they entered. Two of the wins came from the varsity 8, ranked fifth in the latest Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division III Top 15 poll. Hamilton beat No. 8 Ithaca by nearly 12 seconds in a heat then topped Colgate in the grand final.

The Continentals also picked up a win in the second varsity 8 petite final.

Hamilton races at the New York State Championships on Saturday, May 2, on Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs.

Varsity 8
Heat: #5 Hamilton, 7:38.2; #8 Ithaca, 7:50.2
Grand Final: Hamilton 7:43.8; Colgate, 7:48.1

Cox: Heather Piekarz
8: Erin Gerrity
7: Keara Lynn
6: Caroline Walton
5: Rachel Cooley
4: Olivia Shehan
3: Karly Moore
2: Emma Zanazzi
Bow: Pedersen

Second Varsity 8
Heat: Ithaca, 8:12.4; Hamilton, 8:20.9

Cox: Gabby Troya
8: Emily Hedison
7: Claire Callahan
6: Nina Byers
5: Ally Kontra
4: Samantha Benevelli
3: Alexandra Brantl
2: Rachel Landman
Bow: Meredith Garner

Petite Final: Hamilton, 8:21.5; Colgate, 8:41.5

Cox: Gabby Troya
8: Emily Hedison
7: Claire Callahan
6: Nina Byers
5: Ally Kontra
4: Rachel Landman
3: Alexandra Brantl
2: Charlotte Andrews
Bow: Meredith Garner

Third Varsity 8
Ithaca, 8:40.2; Hamilton, 9:06.3

Cox: Ysabel Coss
8: Hideko Nara
7: Charlotte Andrews
6: Samantha Benevelli
5: Michelle Chapman
4: Rachel Landman
3: Amanda Wheeler
2: Ellie Pinto
Bow: Isabel Grieder

Varsity 4
Ithaca 9:38.6; Hamilton, 10:04.3

Cox: Ysabel Coss
4: Amanda Wheeler
3: Michelle Chapman
2: Ellie Pinto
Bow: Isabel Grieder

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