Women's crew races St. Lawrence, everything else cancelled

Hamilton College placed second in the women’s varsity eight against St. Lawrence University, and the rest of the races were cancelled due to high winds and unsafe rowing conditions on the Erie Canal in Rome, N.Y., on April 20.

The course was 2,000 meters in length. Temperatures were in the high 30s with a 15 to 20-plus mph quartering tail wind and no current and floating starts.

St. Lawrence, which is tied for 12th in the latest Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing Division III poll, won the Newell Cup with a time of 6 minutes, 42.47 seconds. Hamilton finished in 6:50.88.

Kelsey Burke '13 was the coxswain, Keara Fenzel '14 was in stroke seat and Karly Moore '15 was in the bow. The rest of the boat included (seats seven through two in descending order):  Keara Lynn '16, Margaret Hylas '15, Caroline Walton '15, Helen Higgins '13, Annie Lindahl '15 and Erin Gerrity '15.

Hamilton’s second varsity eight, which did not race, consisted of Sydney Cantor '16 as coxswain, Hideko Nara '15 in stroke seat and Nina Byers '16 in the bow. Seats seven through two in descending order included:  Fiona Hoffman-Harland '13, Emma Zanazzi '15, Ally Kontra '15, Grace Bowers '15, Meredith Garner '15 and Rachel Johnson '13.

The third varsity eight, which also did not compete, had Heather Piekarz '16 as coxswain, Jess Sofen ‘16 in stroke seat and Mollie Major '14 in the bow. The rest of the boat consisted of (seats seven through two in descending order):  Garner, Julia Coash '16, Rachel Feuerstein '16, Hannah Zucker '15, Katie Schramm '16 and Rachel Landman '15.

None of the Hamilton men’s boats participated in the races due to the poor conditions. The expected lineups for each race are listed below.

The men’s varsity eight, which typically competes against St. Lawrence for the Houlihan Cup, had Sawyer Konys '16 as coxswain, Jared Lippman '16 in stroke seat and Dylan Jackson '13 in the bow seat. Seats seven through two in descending order were as follows:  Charlie Wilson '16, Aaron Whiteman '13, Landon Morin '16, Eric Niemenen '16, Max Geiduschek '14 and Grant Meglis '14.

Monica Gutierrez '15 was the coxswain for the second varsity eight. The rest of the boat included Jake Wagner '15 in stroke seat, Gardner Reed '14 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order):  Alex Cates '15, Patrick English '15, Kyle Leahy '14, Philip Ewing '15, Simon Judd '13 and Andrew Szatkowski '15.

In the men’s novice four, Jack Cavanaugh '16 was the coxswain, Max Luthringer '16 was in the stroke seat and Tianshu Liu '16 was in the bow. Russ DeGrazia '15 was in the 3-seat and Marc Horschman '16 was in the 2-seat.

Hamilton takes next weekend off before competing in the 2013 New York State Championships on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5.

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