UMass Advances All Seven Boats At Dad Vail Regatta
May 9, 2014
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Massachusetts rowing program advanced each of its seven entrants at the Dad Vail Regatta to the second day of competition with strong performances on Friday morning and afternoon. The Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+ and Novice 4+ all took first place in their respective heats.
The Varsity 4+ of Rachel Boudreau, Emily Hajjar, Gabrielle Hayward, Kyla Miller and Sam Wonderlin finished its heat in a time of 7:14.374 ahead of the entrants from Delaware, Drake, Lafayette, Lehigh and Jacksonville to advance to the semifinal. The Minutewomen outpaced the next boat during the race by more than 12 seconds as Drake took second in 7:26.897.
The Varsity 8+ cruised to a first place spot in its Friday morning heat as the group crossed the finish in 6:31.943 while Purdue took second in 6:42.610, a nearly 11-second margin. The Novice 4+ also took the top spot in its first race in 7:35.424, ahead of the competition by more than 32 seconds. Purdue was next with an 8:07.736 time.
Estefi Marti Malvido took second in the first heat of the Single event. She was edged out by the top finisher from Oklahoma City University, Liz Matthews, who earned a time of 8:25.392, ahead of Marti Malvido by only six-tenths of a second.
The Novice 8+ earned second ahead of American and Scranton in 7:03.861, but the Purdue boat was able to finish in 6:50.164 to take the top spot in the heat. The Junior Varstiy 8+ matched the Novice 8+ with its second place spot, earned with a time of 6:39.891.
The Pair boat, Julia Deane and Leanne Ondreicka, ended its heat in third place with an 8:09.990 time behind William and Mary (8:05.399) and Florida (8:08.475) to advance to the semifinals.
The Minutewomen continue racing at the Dad Vail Regatta on Saturday, May 10.
Women's Varsity Heavyweight 8+ Heat (First - 6:31.943)
Women's Open Collegiate Single Heat (Second - 8:25.939)
Women's Junior Varsity 8+ Heat (Second - 6:39.891)