October 18, 2009

Holy Cross Women's Rowing Races At The Head Of The Charles

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's rowing team participated in the 45th Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 17-18.

The Crusaders featured three boats in competition during the two-day event. In the Club Eight race on Saturday, the boat of senior coxswain Caroline Krug (Buffalo, N.Y.), senior Monika Mangsen (Holden, Mass.), junior Katherine Byrns (Manhasset, N.Y.), sophomores Beth Charron (Manchester, N.H.), Meaghan Pedlow (Charlotte, N.C.), Kate Broderick (West Newbury, Mass.) and Eliza Gettel (Merrimack, N.H.) and freshmen Aleks Torres (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Catherine Roy (Holliston, Mass.) took 11th out of 41 boats, finishing with a time of 18:10.479. In the Club Four event also on Saturday, the boat of freshman coxswain Clare Scherer (Kenmore, N.Y.), seniors Mary Kate Cullen (Long Valley, N.J.) and co-captain Abigail Hammond (Holliston, Mass.) and sophomores Jackie Esperti (Charlton, N.Y.) and Mollie Sydlowski (Amesbury, Mass.) finished in 13th place out of 54 boats in 20:04.518.

In the Lightweight Eight race on Sunday, the boat of sophomore coxswain Amanda Woodgate (Duxbury, Mass.), seniors Jessica Ripp (Amherst, N.H.) and Erika Harrington (Bellingham, Wash.), junior Claire Moynahan (Sandwich, Mass.) and sophomores Callie Gorman (Ridgewood, N.J.), Sarah Palilla (Folsom, Calif.), Amy Boerman (Shelburne, Vt.) and Jess Daly (Scarborough, Maine) finished in 14th out of 14 boats with a time of 21:11.350.

The Crusaders return to action Sunday, Oct. 25 when they travel to Princeton, N.J. to participate in the Princeton Chase Regatta on Lake Carnegie. The starting time for the event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.