Women's crew defeats RIT in varsity eights
Hamilton College defeated Rochester Institute of Technology in the varsity eights on the Erie Canal in Rome, N.Y., on April 9.
Hamilton's varsity eight finished the 2,000-meter course in 7:13.72. Race conditions were sunny with temperatures in the high 40s to low 50s, and calm winds that built to a 5 mile-per-hour tailwind during the later races. RIT finished with a time of 7:23.85.
Hamilton also finished first in the second varsity eights with a time of 7:20.76. RIT was right behind with a time of 7:23.62.
Kelsey Burke ’13 was coxswain for the varsity eight. The rest of the boat included Rachel Johnson ’13 at stroke, Allie Boyaris ‘12 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Katie Peterson ‘12, Antonia Villa ’12, Becca Straw ‘14, Helen Higgins ‘13, Fiona Hoffman-Harland ’13 and Leah Sorensen ‘14.
Sophie Breene ‘12 was coxswain for the second varsity eight. The rest of the boat included Pam Lewis ‘11 at stroke, Ally Fried ‘13 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Virginia Slattery ‘12, Allie Hoeltzel ‘14, Alice Dannenberg ‘11, Michelle Shafer ‘14, Meg Schlosser ’13 and Dom Paiement ‘12.
Hamilton hosts St. Lawrence University on the Erie Canal on Saturday, April 16.