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Women's rowing captures gold medal in varsity 8


Hamilton College captured its first New York State Collegiate Rowing Championships title in the varsity 8 on Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Saturday.

Complete results

Racing conditions were sunny and 70 degrees with a slight headwind in the afternoon. The course was 2,000 meters in length.

Hamilton's nationally ranked No. 5 varsity eight finished first in the grand final with a time of 7:05.200. No. 8 Ithaca College was runner-up in 7:10.629, No. 13 Rochester Institute of Technology was third in 7:12.430 and No. 10 William Smith College ended up fourth in 7:13.223.

In the varsity 4, the Continentals took first place in the petite final with a time of 9:01.800. Army's "B" entry was second in 9:06.305.

Hamilton's second varsity 8 won its heat with the fastest time of the two heats in 7:38.000 and went on to place fifth in the JV 8 grand final with a time of 7:48.156. Ithaca's "A" entry took first place in 7:37.900.

In the pairs race, the Continentals finished fourth in 10:08.077. Army captured the top spot with a time of 9:07.920.

Hamilton races in the 2015 Eastern College Athletic Conference National Invitational Rowing Championships on Sunday, May 10.

Varsity 8

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: Jessica Pedersen

Second Varsity 8

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

Varsity 4

Cox: Ysabel Coss
4: Amanda Wheeler
3: Samantha Benevelli
2: Michelle Chapman
Bow: Ellie Pinto

2 (Pair)

2: Hideko Nara
1: Isabel Grieder

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