Women's crew competes at St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University defeated Hamilton College in the varsity eight and retained the Newell Cup on the St. Lawrence River in Waddington, N.Y., on April 21.
All races were 2,000 meters in length. Temperatures were in the 40s with a steady rain and a 5-to-10 mph cross-headwind.
Hamilton is ranked ninth in Division III in the latest Collegiate Rowing Coaches of America/USRowing Coaches poll, and St. Lawrence is ranked 13th. Hamilton's varsity eight is ranked second and the Saints' varsity eight is third in the most recent NCAA New York Region rankings.
St. Lawrence's varsity eight took first place in 6:27.8 and Hamilton finished in 6:33.6. Kelsey Burke '13 was coxswain, Dominique Paiement '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, Antonia Villa '12, Becca Straw '14, Helen Higgins '13, Allie Hoeltzel '14 and Leah Sorenson '14.
Hamilton captured the second varsity eight with a time of 6:38.8., which edged the Saints by about 1.2 seconds. 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.
St. Lawrence finished 2.6 seconds ahead of Hamilton in the novice eight. Lily Siff '15 was the 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, Gerrity, Hannah Zucker '15, Grace Bowers '15, Margaret Smith '15 and Hideko Nara '15.
Hamilton competes in the two-day New York State Championship in Whitney Point, N.Y., where it begins on Saturday, May 5.