Rowing Finishes Second At The Atlantic 10 Championship Regatta
May 4, 2013
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. - The UMass rowing team took second place at the Atlantic 10 Championship Regatta, winning three races and earning 45 points on Saturday. Rhode Island claimed the conference title, winning with a total of 49 points. The Minutewomen will head to Eastern Sprints tomorrow for their second regatta of the weekend.
The Second Varsity 8+ won the grand final to put UMass in contention for the number one spot in the A10. Led by coxswain Emily Hajjar and Lauren St. Pierre in the eight seat, the boat crossed the finish line with a time of 7:21.57, just under four seconds before the boat from URI.
UMass finished third in the Grand Final of the Varsity 8+, just two seconds behind the Rams, which could have been the difference maker for the title. The Minutewomen ended the race with a time of 7:11.31.
The Varsity 4+ race was the closest of the day, with UMass finishing in fourth place, just ten seconds slower than Rhode Island, who claimed first in their lone victory of the day. The Varsity 4+ lineup consisted of Lindsey McClure as the coxswain, Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul in the four seat, Christine Hurley in three, Kaylah Kleczka in the two and Adrienne Breef-Pilz in the one seat. This is the Varsity 4+ first race freshman Kleczka has competed in during the spring season.
The Minutewomen saw their second victory of the day in the Second Varsity 4+ race, which they won with a time of 8:41.16, over ten seconds ahead of the second place boat from URI.
UMass ended the day with a victory in the pair, defeating Rhode Island by nearly five seconds. This victory would not be enough to put them on top, and they conceded to a silver medal on the day.