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Women Win Second Varsity Four-Men Place Second in Novice Four at Worcester

WORCESTER, Mass.--The Connecticut College rowing teams opened the spring season with a regatta on Lake Quinsigamond in Central Massachusetts Saturday. The Camel women´s squad notched a victory in the second varsity four while the men´s team earned a second place finish in the novice four. In the women´s second varsity four, the Camels posted a time of 8:40 in a convincing victory against Amherst and Clark University. The Camels´ B Boat placed second in 8:43.9. The Lord Jeffs of Amherst College were the closest competition, finishing third with a time of 9:15.8. Sophomore Justine Rooney (Centerville, Mass.) handled the stroke row with Maureen Sweeney (New Canaan, Conn.) contributing as the coxswain. Jessica Truelove (Bethlehem, Conn.), Mary Fergus (San Francisco, Calif.) and Kaitlin Varga (Atkinson, N.H.) all rowed on the winning boat. In the B boat, senior Sarah Brigandi (Winthrop, Mass.) handled the stroke row with Kate Gulick-Tuers (Ringoes, N.J.) on board as the coxswain. Emily Perry (Westfield, N.J.) and Hannah Brassord (Amherst, Mass.) were joined by Janan Evans-Wilent (Ithaca, N.Y.) who was in the bow seat. Seana Siekman (Bethel, Maine.) handled the stroke row in the novice eight regatta, leading the Camels to a second place finish in 8:22.85. Lila Douglis (Belmont, Mass.), Caity Sprague (Bristol, R.I.), Amy Cheetham (Monroe, Maine), Meghan McLean (Old Lyme, Conn.), Lillian Beck (Bolton, Mass.), Steph Timpone (Malverne, N.Y.) and Johanna Collins (Florence, Mass.) were joined by first year coxswain Amanda Jones (Upper Arlington, Ohio) for Connecticut College. Smith College clipped the Camels by just .85 seconds to win the regatta in 8:22. Wesleyan University posted a time of 8:32 to place third overall. The Smith College B Boat was fourth (9:14.92) and Middlebury College placed fifth with a time of 9:31.16. In the varsity four, the Camels finished fourth in 8:42.1. Sophomore Lesley Gaughan (Weston, Mass.) handled the stroke row. Lucy Frye (Wenham, Mass.) and Alex Heilman (Wayland, Mass.) were joined by Abbe Schickner (Norwich, Vt.) in the bow seat. Sophomore Ari Puleo (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) was the coxswain for the Camels. Amherst College posted a time of 8:35 to secure the win. WPI placed second with a time of 8:37.8 and Clark University was third in 8:38.5. In the varsity four, the Camels finished fourth in 8:42.1. Sophomore Lesley Gaughan (Weston, Mass.) handled the stroke row. Lucy Frye (Wenham, Mass.) and Alex Heilman (Wayland, Mass.) were joined by Abbe Schickner (Norwich, Vt.) in the bow seat. Sophomore Ari Puleo (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) was the coxswain for the Camels. Amherst College posted a time of 8:35 to secure the win. WPI placed second with a time of 8:37.8 and Clark University was third in 8:38.5. In the men´s novice four, the Camels placed second with a time of 8:02.3. Amherst College won the regatta with a time of 7:56.7. Clark University finished third behind the Camels in 8:03.7. Matt Murdock (Middletown, Conn.) handled the stroke row and Erin McDonald (Yardley, Pa.) was the coxswain. John Kelly (Bronx, N.Y.) and Matt Larkin (Trumbull, Conn.) were joined Rob Jubinville (Grandby, Mass.) in the bow seat. The Camel men placed third in the second novice four with a time of 8:51.6. Clark University topped the field in 8:29.4 and the Amherst College Lord Jeffs were the runners up in 8:34.6. Alex Vancil manned the stroke seat with Marc Zhao (Chengdu, China) on board as the coxswain. Luke Horton (Meredith, N.H.) and Jose Escallon (Bogota, Colombia) were joined by Aditya Harnal (Kalakaua Rise, Singapore), who was seated in the bow.

April 6, 2010

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