WORCESTER, Mass. - The Assumption women's rowing program competed on Lake Quinsigamond as part of the WPI Invitational this morning, its third race of the spring season.
The Varsity 8 placed fourth in their heat of the race with a time of 7:36.0. Third ranked WPI won in 7:02.5, followed by No. 14 Washington College in 7:14.1 and Simmons with a time of 7:18.3. Later in the petite final, the boat placed third in a time of 7:43.6. Simmons won in 7:32.5, followed by Clark in 7:36.4.
The 2nd Varsity 8 placed third in their heat in the morning to also reach the petite final. WPI took first in 7:27.3, followed by Washington College in 7:40.6, and Assumption took third with a time of 8:04.7. Johnson & Wales placed fourth. In the petite final, Simmons took first in 8:20.1 while Clark was second (8:28.5) and the Hounds were third in 8:33.2. Johnson & Wales again took fourth.
Head coach Aline Seekins was pleased with her team's effort in its second straight day of racing. "Both boats went out and made some great improvements from yesterday's race," said Seekins. "It was great to see us close the gap on some of the crews we had seen yesterday and continue to improve on our race plan. It is really early in the season, so to see the girls go out and race the way they did both yesterday and again today, I think we are off to a great start this spring."
Assumption returns to action next weekend when they travel to New Jersey to compete for the Knecht Cup.
Cox: Katie Danieli (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford / UNH)
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: Kathryn Witherwax (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Shannon McLaughlin (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford)
Julianna Woods (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester Memorial)
Catherine Donnelly (Rehoboth, Mass. / St. Mary Academy Bay View)
Lily Vartanian (Vernon, Conn. / Rockville)
Madison Doyle (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough)
Taylor Poland (Johnston, R.I. / Johnston)
Hannah Avard (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester West)
Meghan Lee (Londonderry, N.H. / Londonderry)