WORCESTER, Mass. - The Assumption women's rowing program competed on Lake Quinsigamond for the first time in 2019, at the Clark Invitational, facing off against four other schools.
The Varsity eight placed fifth in its 2000 meter race in 7:54.0, just three seconds behind Johnson & Wales. No. 13 Washington College won the event in 7:34.4, followed by Clark (7:37.3) and Conn College 7:45.8). In the 2nd Varsity 8 race, the Hounds took fourth with their time of 8:35.0. Washington College won in 8:00.5 while Clark (8:16.1) and Conn College (8:20.1) rounded out the top three.
Head coach Aline Seekins was pleased with her team's effort. "It was the first time this year racing on a land course with a stake boat start so the coxswains handled that well," said Seekins. "The racing conditions were great for this time of year. Both boats were able to take away some positives from today's race as well as some things we will look to improve upon when we head back out on the lake tomorrow morning for our second day of racing."
Assumption returns to action tomorrow morning, beginning with a Varsity 8 race at 8:20 a.m.
Cox: Kathryn Witherwax (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Stroke: Abby Boyko (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Savannah Taylor (Edmond, Ok. / Casady School)
Gina Savino (South Windsor, Conn. / East Catholic)
Michelle Byrnes (Oakdale, N.Y. / St. John the Baptist)
Emily Baker (Barrington, R.I. / Barrington))
MaryHope Gardner (Deep River, Conn. / Valley Regional High School)
Karolina Dzieminski (Webster, Mass. / Bartlet)
Tara LePage (Amherst, N.H. / Souhegan)
2nd Varsity 8
Cox: Katie Danieli (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford / UNH)
Shannon McLaughlin (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford)
Julianna Woods (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester Memorial)
Alison Fitzpatrick (Wethersfield, Conn. / Wethersfield)
Lily Vartanian (Vernon, Conn. / Rockville)
Christina Kuss (Monson, Mass. / Monson)
Lily O'Connor (Longmeadow, Mass. / Longmeadow)
Hannah Avard (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester West)
Meghan Lee (Londonderry, N.H. / Londonderry)