Rowing Takes Home Eight Gold Medals From Head Of The Fish
Oct. 28, 2012
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The UMass rowing team took home eight gold medals and two silver medals from the Head of the Fish on Saturday. The 2012 newcomers proved themselves this weekend, as they competed in seven of the eight winning boats.
Taryn Wilson, a transfer from Marietta College, raced in both the winning pair and the winning lightweight 8+ boat, and took second place in the open double race. Allanah Rubi-Mooney accompanied Wilson in the pair and finished with a time of 14:21.34. The lightweight 8+, which was coxed by freshman Lindsey McClure, finished with a time of 13:36.92. Rachel Boudreau raced with Wilson in the double and finished with a time of 14:07.31.
Two nail-biting finishes occurred at the beginning of the day in the collegiate single and double races. Claudia Caballero-Larco took first place by just over a second, beating the boat from Dawson with a time of 15:35.03. Boudreau finished five seconds later in in third place with a time of 15:40.77. Michaela Streitfield and Kendall Bennett took first place by less than two seconds in the double, finishing with a time of 13:57.31 in front of the Ithica boat.
The novice rowers had two first place finishes, winning the novice 4+ and the novice single races. Tanya Smith coxed the 4+ boat, which finished with a time of 13:54.02, over a minute ahead of the second place boat. Nicole Destefano earned a first place finish in the novice single with a time of 15:17.70.
The lightweight 4+ finished in first by more than two minutes with a time of 14:40.90. The boat was coxed by McClure and rowed by Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul, Melissa Donahue, Katie Stone, and Christine Hurley.
Freshman Kaylah Kleczka rowed with seniors Anglea Stigliano, Bennett, and Streitfield in the collegiate quad and won first by twenty seconds with a time of 13:02.72. Kleczka also rowed in the junior varsity 8+ which finished in second place with a time of 12:39.64.