Women's Rowing

Rowing Wins Three Races Over BC, Rhode Island

Coxswain Heather Pekarovich helped the Varsity 8+ to a first place finish.

Coxswain Heather Pekarovich helped the Varsity 8+ to a first place finish.

March 29, 2014

KINGSTON, R.I. - The UMass rowing team began its spring season on Saturday racing against Boston College and Atlantic 10 Conference foe Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I., where the Minutewomen captured first in the Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+ and the second Varsity 4+.

The Varsity 8+ boat finished in a time of 7:14.08, three seconds ahead of second place Rhode Island. The boat recorded the best time of the entire event and consisted of Heather Pekarovich, Taryn Wilson, Emily Mann, Marika Kopp, Pippa Edwards, Candace Miller, Sam Kolovson, Lauren St. Pierre and Allanah Rubi-Mooney.

The Varsity 4+ boat of Emily Hajjar, Haley York, Hannah Monahan, Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul and Sam Wonderlin took home the second gold of the day for UMass in 8:26.90. All three boats in the event finished within eight seconds of each other. The second Varsity 4+ recorded a time of 8:41.41, besting second place Boston College by only three seconds. The boat consisted of Abigail Raichek, Rebecca Adams, Courtney Edson, Maggie Curran and Hadley Irvin.



In the second Varsity 8+ event, UMass tallied a third place finish with a time of 7:46.74. The third Varsity 8+ boat also finished in third in 7:55.83, only four tenths of a second behind Boston College. The fourth Varsity 8+ boat rounded out competition for the Minutewomen and completed the course in 8:49.18.

UMass will return to action next Saturday, April 5, at Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.


Varsity 8+
1. Massachusetts - 7:14.08
2. Rhode Island - 7:17.73
3. Boston College - 7:28.69

2nd Varsity 8+
1. Rhode Island - 7:28.13
2. Boston College - 7:34.25
3. Massachusetts - 7:46.74

Varsity 4+
1. Massachusetts - 8:26.90
2. Rhode Island - 8:30.35
3. Boston College - 8:34.21

2nd Varsity 4+
1. Massachusetts - 8:41.41
2. Boston College - 8:44.23
3. Rhode Island - 8:54.75

3rd Varsity 8+
1. Rhode Island - 7:51.15
2. Boston College - 7:55.45
3. Massachusetts - 7:55.83
4. Massachusetts - 8:49.18 (Fourth Varsity 8+ boat)


    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Apr 4
    vs Boston College & MIT All Day
    Saturday, Apr 11
    vs Knecht Cup Day One All Day
    Sunday, Apr 12
    vs Knecht Cup Day Two All Day
    Thursday, Apr 16
    vs Connecticut All Day
    Saturday, Apr 18
    vs BU, Northeastern & Brown All Day
    Saturday, May 2
    vs Atlantic 10 Championships All Day
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