UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.
UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (May 6, 2015)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16 Spring 2016: Competed in the Varsity 8+ in the season home opener against Atlantic 10 conference rival Rhode Island (3/26) ... Tallied a first place victory in the Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:43.57 in a dual regatta at Connecticut (4/2) ... Stroked the Varsity 8+ at the inaugural Doc Hosea Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (4/3) ... Tallied a first place finish in the Varsity 8+ in a home dual-regatta against Connecticut with a time of 6:54.05 (4/2) ... Took home fifth in the Varsity 8+ at the Knecht Cup after a 6:55.21 finish in the Grand Final. The crew opened the weekend with a win in Heat 4 at 7:18.91, followed by a second-place finish in Semifinal 3 at 6:54.83, good to advance to the Grand Final (4/10) ... York also paired up with Sam Wonderlin in the Varsity Pair event and claimed sixth place in 8:30.30 (4/10) ... Finished fourth in Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:40.3 at the Four-School Regatta on the Charles River against Boston University, Dartmouth and Northeastern (4/17).
Fall 2015: Sat second seat in the UMass A boat at the Princeton Chase and finished the three-mile course with a time of 15:47.7, good for 25th place of 65 (11/1) ... Finished fourth in the 2+ B Final at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge alongside Sam Wonderlin with a time of 8:18.02 (10/31) ... The pair qualified for the B Final after crossing the line fourth in the preliminary round the afternoon prior (10/30) ... Finished 24th in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles with a time of 17:37.8 (10/18) ... Competed at the Seven Sisters Sculling regatta and finished third in the 3x with a time of 19:14.1 (10/11) ... Finished ninth in the 8+ Collegiate at Head of the Housatonic in a time of 15:40.8, 20 seconds ahead of Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island (10/10).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15 Spring 2015: Placed second in the season opener vs. Rhode Island (3/28) as a member of the Varsity 8+ boat ... Earned a gold medal in the Varsity 4+ event with Boston College, MIT and Dartmouth ... Took first place in the Varsity 8+ race in UMass' head-to-head matchup with Connecticut (4/16) ... Placed third in the dual meet with Boston University, Northeastern and Brown before helping the Maroon and White to the Atlantic 10 Championship title in the decisive Varsity 8+ event ... Earned first during the Varsity 8+ opening heat (6:46.947) at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/8) ... Also topped the semifinal Varsity 8+ race (6:31.808) at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/9) for a berth into the Grand Final ... Took home the Evelyn Bergman Trophy as the Varsity 8+ outpaced the field (6:36.376) during the Dad Vail Regatta Grand Finale (5/9) ... At the NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif., was a member of the Varsity 8+ boat that placed 20th overall, finishing with a time of 6:56.967 in the "D" final on Championship Sunday.
Fall 2014: At the Head of the Housatonic (10/11), finished eighth as a member of the Women's 4+ with a time of 17:16 ... Finish in 10th place in the 2x at the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta (10/12) ... Was a member of the Club 8+ team that earned a silver medal at the Head of the Charles Regatta (10/18) in a time of 16:47.50 ..... Won a pair of the gold medals in the Collegiate 8+ and Collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Fish (10/25) with times of 12:11.79 and 13:34.41.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14 Spring 2014: Finished first as a member of the First Varsity 4+ boat in 8:26.90 at the Yankee Cup (3/29) ... Part of the Second Varsity 8+ boat and secured second in the V8 race against Colgate (4/6) in 7:52.00 ... Took first with a time of 6:09.65 in the 2V8 race in a five team meet on the Connecticut River (4/6) ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), finished first in the Third Final (13th overall) of the 2V8 event in a time of 7:06.10 ... Against UConn (4/18), rowed in the Second Varsity 4+ boat that finished first in 8:31.74 ... Competed in the 2V8 boat against MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19) ... Helped the Minutewomen win the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/4) by earning second in the Second Varsity 8+ Final in a time of 7:47.93 ... Was a member of the Second Varsity 8+ boat that competed at the 2014 NCAA Championships hosted in Indianapolis, Ind.
Fall 2013: Took third place in the Novice 8+ with a time of 17:30.8 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/12) and rowed in the Collegiate 8+ ... At the Head of the Charles (10/19-10/20), raced in the Club 8+ and finished eighth in a time of 17:32.798 ... At the Head of the Fish (10/26), captured first in the Novice 8+ in 14:07.64 and helped the Novice 4+ win gold in 15:42.82.
BEFORE UMASS: Rowed for Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, Calif. ... Placed ninth at Nationals in the Varsity 8+ as a sophomore and second in the Lightweight 4+ as a junior ... Also a member of the honor roll.
PERSONAL: Haley Eileen York ... Daughter of Steve and Molly York ... Sister to Travis and Karlin ... Majoring in studio arts.