Women's Rowing

Varsity 4+ Continues Its Success At The Yankee Cup

Freshman Arielle Gillette led the stroke in the Varsity 4+ victory.

Freshman Arielle Gillette led the stroke in the Varsity 4+ victory.

March 31, 2012

KINGSTON, R.I. - The UMass rowing team competed at the Yankee Cup in Kingston, R.I. in their second race of the spring season. The Varsity 4+ placed first for the second week in a row and the Junior Varsity 8+ finished in second place.

The Varsity 4+ was coxswained by Isabel Feldman and the stroke was led by Arielle Gillette and finished with a time of 8:00.20. Also in the boat was Hannah Monahan, Emily Sgarlat, and Adrienne Breef-Pilz. The Minutewomen finished nine seconds ahead of conference foes Rhode Island and 47 seconds ahead of New Hampshire.

The Junior Varsity 8+, which was led by coxswain Madolyn Chiu, finished with a time of 7:25.58. They were behind the Rhode Island boat by 14 seconds, but managed to overtake the New Hampshire boat by 17 seconds.

The two alternate 4+ boats took first and second in their races. Emily Hajjar coxswained for the leading boat, finishing with a time of 8:37.55. Heather Pekarovich coxswained the second place boat, crossing the finish line with a time of 8:38.18.

The Novice 8+ boat finished in second place in their race with a time of 7:56.27. Caitlyn O'Leary coxswained the boat and Kelly St. Cyr led the stroke. The Varsity 8+ finished in third place with a time of 7:21.22. Heather Pekarovich was the coxswain, Kaitlin MacKenzie led the stroke.

The Minutewomen race again next weekend in Storrs, Conn. at the University of Connecticut on April 6.




    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Mar 26
    vs Rhode Island All Day
    Saturday, Apr 2
    at UConn All Day
    Sunday, Apr 3
    vs Doc Hosea All Day
    Saturday, Apr 9
    vs Knecht Cup Day One All Day
    Sunday, Apr 10
    vs Knecht Cup Day Two All Day
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