Holy Cross Women's Rowing Takes Part In Princeton Chase Regatta

Abigail Hammond

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Holy Cross women's rowing team continued its fall season at the Princeton Chase Regatta on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. The Crusaders entered two boats into the women's varsity eight, with the first varsity eight finishing in 38th place and the second varsity eight taking 50th.

Led by senior coxswain Caroline Krug (Buffalo, N.Y.), the first varsity eight boat of 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.) finished in 16:47.320 for 38th place. The second varsity eight of freshman coxswain Claire Scherer (Kenmore, N.Y.), seniors Ashley Fish (Hingham, Mass.), Abigail Hammond (Holliston, Mass.), Mara Piltin (Medford, N.J.) and Mary Kate Cullen (Long Valley, N.J.), junior Jackie Jankowski (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and sophomores Jackie Esperti (Charlton, N.Y.) and Mollie Sydlowski (Amesbury, Mass.) crossed the line in 50th with a time of 17:22.505.

Yale's first varsity eight took first in the race with a time of 14:46.323 on the three-mile course. Virginia's first varsity eight took second, finishing two seconds back. The first varsity eights from Princeton and Brown finished third and fourth, respectively. Virginia's second varsity eight took fifth. Fifty-five boats took part in the women's varsity eight race overall.

The Crusaders return to action in two weeks when the team's novice rowers participate in the Green Monster Regatta in Hanover, N.H on Saturday, Nov. 7. The start time is set for 12:00 p.m.