Women's crew wins silver medal in collegiate eights
Hamilton College’s "A" entry finished second out of 17 boats in the collegiate eights race at the Head of the Genesee Regatta on the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y., on Oct. 13.
Temperatures started in the upper 20s to lower 30s with sunshine early, and eventually became overcast and warmed into the 50s later in the day. There was a light tailwind and light tail current.
The morning races consisted of a 5-kilometer head race, and the afternoon races were 1,500-meter sprints. The times of the afternoon races were multiplied by three and added to the head race times to get the overall times.
Hamilton’s "A" entry completed the head race in a time of 18:24.82 and finished the sprint in 5:18.03 for a total score of 34:18.91. Hamilton’s 'B" entry finished 10th in the same event with times of 20:04.71 for the head race and 5:35.46 for the sprint for a final score of 36:51.09. William Smith College’s "A" entry finished first with a time of 33:54.52.
Hamilton also finished second in the novice eights with a time of 20:27.09, as those boats competed in just the head race. Duquesne University captured first place in 19:14.31 and the University of Buffalo was third at 20:32.03.
Kelsey Burke '13 was coxswain for the "A" entry. Rachel Johnson '13 was at stroke and Karly Moore ‘15 was in the bow seat. The rest of the boat included (seats seven through two in descending order): Becca Straw '15, Margaret Hylas '15, Caroline Walton '15, Helen Higgins '13, Jessica Pedersen '15 and Erin Gerrity '15.
Heather Piekarz '16 was coxswain for the "B" entry. The rest of the boat included Emma Zanazzi '15 at stroke, Meredith Garner '15 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Ally Kontra '15, Grace Bowers '15, Fiona Hoffman-Harland '13, Hideko Nara '15, Annie Lindahl '15 and Hannah Zucker '15.
Yeun Jae Song '16 was coxswain for Hamilton's novice eights. The rest of the lineup included Jess Sofen '16 at stroke, Lia Parker-Belfer '16 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Keara Lynn '16, Julia Coash '16, Rachael Feuerstein '16, Kate Schramm '16, Mollie Major '14 and Rachel Landman '15.
Hamilton participates in the world’s largest two-day rowing event at the 48th Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 21.