Women's rowing defeats Colgate in varsity 8 in season opener

Hamilton's winning varsity 8 (submitted photo)
Hamilton's winning varsity 8 (submitted photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals swept Colgate University in the Bridge to Bridge Regatta on the Erie Canal in Rome, N.Y., on Saturday morning.

The varsity 8 races measured 6.6 kilometers while the other races measured 4 kilometers. Rowers faced a moderate tailwind that got stronger as the morning progressed.

The Continentals' varsity 8 came in with a race time of 24:27.0, easily beating Colgate by 52 seconds. Hamilton's second varsity 8 came in with a time of 26:54.8.

The Continentals' varsity 4 also bested Colgate, completing their race with a time of 15:57.2, which was more than 13 seconds ahead of their opponents. Hamilton enjoyed similar success in the second varsity 4, defeating Colgate by 1.8 seconds with a race time of 16:26.5. The novice 8 posted a time of 19:23.2 in their race.

"Three wins on the day is a good showing, especially in two fours who never practiced together, so it was a solid start to the season," said head coach Rob Weber. "Things are going to kick up a notch over the next few weeks, though, so we need to crank up the intensity and the focus on getting better. It'll be fun!"

Hamilton will return to the water on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Head of the Genesee in Rochester, N.Y.

-- Recap by Amanda Ghiloni '22

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WV8
Carson Goos '21 - cox
Ann-Sophie Koglin '20
Perrin Salewood '21
Emily Norum '22
Danielle Schuman '19
Pauline Santry '21
Elizabeth Foot '20
Katherine Buckley '21
Vicky Xu '19

W2V8
Rileigh Arrington '21 - cox
Sarah Scheuritzel '22
Gretchen Dowdy '21
McKenna McLean '21 
Elizabeth Atherton '22
Adriana Jonas '21
Celine Yam '21
Caroline Nash '22
Lily Charron '21

W2V4+
Rileigh Arrington '21 - cox
Katherine Buckley '21
Adriana Jonas '21
Elizabeth Foot '20
Vicky Xu '19

WV4+
Carson Goos '21 - cox
Ann-Sophie Koglin '20
Perrin Salewood '21
Emily Norum '22
Danielle Schuman '19

WN8
Michaela Murdock '22 - cox
Katy Shepard '22
Ally Marenco '22
Kara Mathes '22
Nina Narayan '22
Elisabeth Lowe '21
Mel Geller '22 
Kyra Clark '22
Alexandra Reboredo '22