April 4, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross rowing teams took part in a home regatta at Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday, with the women facing New Hampshire, Williams, Smith and Wesleyan, and the men taking on Dartmouth. The Crusaders posted four second place finishes in the six total events which were held.
In the women's varsity eight, Williams placed first in a time of 7:09, followed by Holy Cross (7:12) and New Hampshire (7:17). The Crusader varsity eight included coxswain Katie Donnelly, Clare Bracikowski, Bethany Charron, Johanna Cubelli, Abby Hammond, Meaghan Pedlow, Nicole Gabana, Monika Mangsen and Elisabeth Flaherty.
Williams also claimed first place in the women's second varsity eight with a time of 7:20, while the Crusaders finished second (7:37) and New Hampshire was third (7:43). Holy Cross' second varsity eight was made up of coxswain Laura LeBourdais, Kelly St. Germain, Mara Piltin, Jaqueline Esperti, Maura Hogan, Meredith Malysz, Katherine Byrns, Odet Douglass and Malgorzata Smas
In the women's third varsity eight, Williams had another first place finish in a time of 7:26, followed by Holy Cross (7:42) and New Hampshire (7:53). The Crusaders in the third varsity eight boat were coxswain Amanda Woodgate, Callie Gorman, Laura Dillon, Jackie Jankowski, Mary Kate Cullen, Jennifer Beaudoin, Sarah Weinstein, Clare Bracikowski and Jessica Ripp.
The women's novice eight race was won by Williams in a time of 7:29. New Hampshire took second in a time of 8:13.2, just edging out Holy Cross (8:13.5). In the women's second novice eight, Smith took first (8:34.6), followed by Wesleyan (8:38.8), Smith's second boat (8:41.9) and Holy Cross 9:13.8.
In the only men's event of the day, Dartmouth claimed first in the varsity four with a time of 7:47.5. The Crusader second freshman four boat took second in the event in a time of 8:36.4.
Holy Cross will hold another home regatta at Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday, April 5. The women will face Massachusetts, Bates and Wellesley, while the men will once again take on Dartmouth.