Bears Novice 8 Wins Petite Final at NE Championships

WORCESTER, Mass.--The Bears Novice 8 won the Petite Final while the Varsity 8 placed fifth in the Petite Final under excellent race conditions at the New England Championships.

"The Varsity 8 looked really good in the heat – long, locked on, aggressive…it really came together for them in that race."

Coast Guard's finish order landed the Bears in the Petite Finals for the afternoon.

"When the women came off the water today after the finals, they felt that they had raced to the best of their ability – they lost to faster crews, it was that simple.  But we are still encouraged by their progress to date, and will be looking to close the gap on Smith and Middlebury heading into ECAC's," says head coach Jen Meuse.

The Novice 8 had a great showing as they won the Petite Final.

"We were lucky to be pitted against some really talented crews and to have racing experiences that helped elevate our race savviness and prepare us for the stiff competition we will see at ECACs," said Coach Jodi Hope. "I am very proud of the approach the novices took to their afternoon race in the Petite Final. Coming off a disappointing morning where we were edged out of the Grand Final in the final stretch of the race after having held a strong qualifying position, the novices used their afternoon race to bolster their race plan and execute more proficiently in areas that had been weaker in the morning. It was a fantastic way to end the day, and we are excited to keep building on that success through this final week of the season." 

Women's Varsity Eight

Line-ups:

C – Lindsay Grim

8 – Catherine Schmitz

7 – Brynna Cooke

6 – Cathy Durand

5 – Jess Ward

4 – Elyse Bobczynski

3 – Maren Balke

2 – Tahnee Zaccano

1 – Judy Hooymans

 

Heat Results:

1 Trinity                6:38.632

2 Wellesley         6:43.021

3 Smith                 6:48.849

4 USCGA              6:51.499

5 Colby                 7:12.688

6 Clark                   7:17.283

 

Petite Final Results:

1 WPI                    7:00.617

2 Tufts                  7:03.526

3 Middlebury     7:04.298

4 Smith                 7:04.466

5 USCGA              7:09.576

6 Simmons          7:13.727

 
 

Women's Novice Eight

 Line-ups:

C – Corrin Nolin

8 – Jane Saunders

7 – Micaela Crabtree

6 – Ainsley Stringfield

5 – Meredith Figgatt

4 – Carrie Smith

3 – Emily Quallen

2 – Hailey Thompson

1 – Caroline Miller

 

Heat Results:

1 Trinity                7:16.464

2 Wellesley         7:22.611

3 Bates                 7:29.350

4 USCGA              7:31.095

5 Tufts                  7:43.931

6 Bryant               8:17.279

 

Petite Final Results:

1 USCGA              7:21.255

2 Tufts                  7:31.749

3 Mt Holyoke     7:33.585

4 Simmons          7:40.941

5 Bryant               7:43.017

6 Smith                 7:56.174

7 Assumption    8:17.410

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