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Women Place Second in Varsity Four, Men Finish Third in Novice Four at Worcester

WORCESTER, Mass.--The Connecticut College men´s and women´s rowing teams headed north of regattas on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Saturday. The women took second place in the varsity four regatta while the men placed third in the novice four. In the women´s varsity four, the Camels finished exactly seven seconds behind Williams College in 7:51.3. The WPI Engineers were third with a time of 8:10.7 and the Camels´ B Boat took fourth place in 8:19.0. Justine Rooney (Centerville, Mass.) handled the stroke seat and Ari Puleo (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) coxed the second place boat. Jessica Truelove (Bethlehem, Conn.), Hannah Brassord (Amherst, Mass.) and Lucy Frye (Wenham, Mass.) were seated 3-1. The B boat was stroked by sophomore Lesley Gaughan (Weston, Mass.) with Maureen Sweeney (New Canaan, Conn.) guiding the Camels as the coxswain. Janan Evans-Wilent (Ithaca, N.Y.) and Alex Heilman (Wayland, Mass.) joined Abbe Schickner (Norwich, Vt.) in the bow seat. In the novice eight regatta, Head Coach Eva Kovach´s Camels finished third in 7:46.7. Tufts University won the regatta with a time of 7:29.4. The Holy Cross Crusaders placed second in 7:35.7. Wesleyan finished fourth behind the Camels in 7:50.3 and Ithaca College was fifth in 7:57.0. Seana Siekman (Bethel, Maine.) handled the stroke seat with Amanda Jones (Upper Arlington, Ohio) on board as the coxswain. Lila Douglis (Belmont, Mass.), Caity Sprague (Bristol, R.I.), Amy Cheetham (Monroe, Maine), Meghan McLean (Old Lyme, Conn.), Koreen Shoham (West Hartford, Conn.), Steph Timpone (Malverne, N.Y.) and Johanna Collins (Florence, Mass.) were seated 7-1 for the Camels. In the men´s novice four, the Camels completed the course in 7:18.7 to place third. Bates College won the regatta in 7:00.8 and WPI took second with a time of 7:08.0. Rob Jubinville (Granby, Mass.) was positioned in the stroke seat with Erin McDonald (Yardley, Pa.) guiding the Camels as the coxswain. Matt Murdock (Middletown, Conn.) and John Kelly (Bronx, N.Y.) were joined by Matt Larkin (Trumbull, Conn.) in the bow seat for Connecticut College.

April 17, 2010

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