UMass rowing takes top spot in Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ during illustrious annual event
Minutewomen earn five first places among seven event entrants
Minutewomen secure back-to-back A-10 titles, including league-best 15th in program history
Minutewomen look to record 15th Atlantic 10 title
Minutewomen's V4, 3V8 place second against BU, Northeastern, Brown
2013-14 - Sophomore:
Fall 2013: At the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), finished tenth in the Collegiate 4+ with a time of 18:23.2 and rowed in the Collegiate 8+ ... Took sixth at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/12) in the double in 23:18.8 ... At the Head of the Charles (10/19-10/20), raced in the Club 8+ and finished eighth with a time of 17:32.798 ... Earned a pair of 11th place finishes in the JV 8+ and Collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Fish (10/26) ... Secured gold in the Collegiate 2x E Final with a time of 8:17.28 at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (11/3).
2012-13 - Freshman:
Fall 2012: In first collegiate regatta, took second in the novice 8+ with a time of 16:36.90 and second in the open 4+ with a time of 18:19.57 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/6)...Took first in the open 1X with a time of 19:47.5 at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/13)...Raced in the championship 4+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta (10/21)...Took first in the novice 4+ with a time of 13:54.02 at the Head of the Fish (10/27) and third in the collegiate 4+ with a time of 14:05.39.
Before UMass: A 2012 graduate of Ventura High School ... Was on the water polo team her freshman and sophomore years and captained the squad as a sophomore ... Represented the United States at the CanAmMex Regatta in Mexico City, Mexico, in the quad ... Attended the U.S. Junior Sculling Selection Camp.
Personal: Krysten Nichole Menks ... Born February 6, 1994 to Gary Menks and Peggy Cowey ... Has one sibling, Kasie. ... Intends to major in kinesiology.
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