Women's Rowing

Women's rowing keeps rolling along with wins on Seneca Lake

Claire Callahan '18 (Josh McKee photo)
Claire Callahan '18 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals finished first in the varsity and second varsity 8 races against William Smith College and Rochester Institute of Technology on Seneca Lake in Geneva, N.Y., on Saturday morning.

Hamilton, which is ranked fourth in the latest Division III Top 15 coaches poll, posted a time of 7:28.051 and edged RIT by a little more than three seconds in the varsity 8. No. 9 RIT (7:31.391) was runner-up and No. 12 William Smith (7:38.991) ended up third.

"WV8 didn't have their best race -- by their own admission -- but they pulled out a close one over RIT with William Smith third," head coach Rob Weber said. "We'll take it! Anytime we can leave campus at the crack of dawn and race on the road in cold conditions like today and come home with a win against ranked teams, it's a good day and one for the experience bank. RIT and William Smith gave us their best, as we knew they would, but we were just gutsy enough to hang on."

The Continentals (7:51.19) came from behind to win a highly competitive second varsity 8 race where less than four seconds separated the three boats. William Smith (7:54.40) and RIT (7:55.01) rounded out the field.

Hamilton (8:10.639) landed in second place in the third varsity 8 -- behind RIT (8:01.679) but ahead of William Smith (8:28.589). "Our 3V/N8 raced well and beat William Smith, but couldn't reel in RIT after their fast start," Weber said. "We still showed a lot of heart in not letting them get away."

The Continentals are scheduled to host St. Lawrence University, University of Rochester and Union College on the Erie Canal in Rome on Saturday, April 21.


LINEUPS

WV8
Rachel Sutor '20 (Cox)
Claire Callahan '18
Perrin Salewood '21
Annie Koglin '20
Danielle Schuman '19
Rachel Cooley '18
Sam Benevelli '18
Alex Brantl '18
Jade Thomas '20

W2V8
Carson Goos '21 (Cox)
Katherine Buckley '21
Ellie Pinto '18
Julia Hartnett '20
Pauline Santry '21
Isabel Bates '21
Gretchen Dowdy '21
Hannah Kaufer '21
Adriana Jonas '21

W3V/N8
Chase Ames '21 (Cox)
Alex Stetter '20
Celine Yam '21
McKenna McLean '21
Riley Nichols '21
Adriana Jonas '21
Lily Charron '21
Daniella Edwards '21
Alison Veitch '21