Rowing Wins Women's Title At Dad Vail Regatta
May 10, 2014
PHILADELPHIA - UMass rowing concluded a successful weekend of competition at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa., on Saturday with the women's title, earned through five medals including first place finishes from the Novice 4+ and Varsity 8+ boats. The seven UMass entrants for the Dad Vail advanced beyond the semifinal round, hosted Saturday morning, to reach the finals later in the afternoon and evening.
The Varsity 8+ capped the day emphatically for UMass with a gold medal to earn the Evelyn Bergman Trophy. The boat, comprised of Heather Pekarovich, Allanah Rubi-Mooney, Lauren St. Pierre, Sam Kolovson, Candace Miller, Pippa Edwards, Marika Kopp, Emily Mann and Taryn Wilson reached the finish line in 6:30.855, ahead of the entry from Drexel, which followed nearly four seconds later to secure silver.
Estefi Marti Malvido, rowing in the Women's Collegiate Single Final, took home bronze in a time of 10:23.767. Competitors from Oklahoma City University and Florida outpaced Marti Malvido, but she bested Carnegie Mellon and Georgia Tech boats to secure the first medal of the day for the Minutewomen.
The Novice 4+ of Abigail Raichek, Mia Bornstein, Natalie Boisvert, Teagan Rolf von den Baumen and Hallie Dunlap followed with a gold medal earned in 8:36.637, more than six second ahead of second place Grand Valley State.
The Novice 8+ added silver to the UMass collection with a second place finish behind Bucknell's boat. UMass crossed in 7:50.627 after the Bison reached in 7:45.056. The Minutewomen reached the final after earning second place during the morning semifinal round with a time of 7:12.764.
The Varsity 4+ followed up the Novice 8+ with a silver medal finish. The V4+ took second with a time of 9:16.171 to best Nova Southeastern, which took bronze in 9:17.202. Bowdoin College won the gold in 9:09.184.
The JV 8+ boat reached the finals as well and earned a fourth place spot with a 7:48.657 time. The Pair boat of Leanne Ondreicka and Julia Deane advanced through the semifinals with a third place finish and took sixth during the finals with a time of 10:54.322.
UMass At The Dad Vail Regatta - Results From Saturday, May 10
Women's Varsity Heavyweight 8+ Semifinal (First - 6:49.032)
Women's Open Collegiate Single Final (Bronze - 10:23.767)
Women's Novice 8+ Semifinal (Second - 7:12.764)
Women's Junior Varsity 8+ Final (Fourth - 7:48.657)