Duo Of Saturday Events Up Next For Rowing
Oct. 10, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass rowing continues its fall season with a pair of weekend races as the squad splits up to compete in the Head of the Housatonic in Derby, Conn., and the Seven Sisters Sculling Race in nearby Northampton, Mass., on Saturday, Oct. 12. Most recently, the Minutewomen traveled four rowers and head coach Jim Dietz to the Head of the Oklahoma to kick off the campaign on Oct. 5-6.
Event #29 - Collegiate 4+ (10:50 AM)
Event #33 - Novice 8+ (11:10 AM)
Entry A - Haley Eovine, Haley York, Teagan Rolf von den Baumen, Hadley Irvin, Natalie Boisvert, Catherine Murphy, Caroline Turnbull, Meghan Rubbo & Samantha Wonderlin
Event #46 - Open 4+ (1:55 PM)
Event #48 - Collegiate 8+ (2:15 PM)
Projected Lineups - Seven Sisters Sculling Race
Rowing Starts Fall With Strong Showing At The Head Of The Oklahoma
UMass head coach and former Olympian Jim Dietz joined the Minutewomen in competition at the event during a set of Men's Masters events.
A pair of gold medal finishes marked the best results of the weekend for the Minutewomen. Mann and Wilson secured the first place spot in the Women's Open Lightweight 2x on Saturday in 16:58.98, nearly 17 seconds ahead of the second-place boat from Tulsa. The quad capped the weekend in the Women's Open 4x - leading seven race boats with a time of 15:28.16. The 4x of Caballero Larco, Mann, St. Pierre and Wilson finished 22 seconds ahead of the next boat.
In the Women's Open 2x, Caballero Larco and St. Pierre tallied a silver medal in 17:22.10 by finishing more than 11 seconds ahead of the bronze medal boat from Southern Methodist University.
Each UMass rower added a medal to their weekend collection with the completion of the Women's Open 2x 500m Grand Final. Mann and Wilson crossed the finish line in second with a time of 1:51.99 while Caballero Larco and St. Pierre followed closely behind at 1:55.84 for the bronze.
All four rowers entered boats in the Women's Collegiate 1x to claim spots among the six best times. Caballero Larco topped the group with a silver medal in 18:10.98. Wilson finished fourth in 18:32.74, with Mann in fifth (18:41.36) and St. Pierre totaling the sixth place spot (18:45.53).
Dietz secured the silver medal in the Men's Masters 1x E-J, crossing in 18:06.07. Dietz also tallied a fourth place finish as part of a Men's Masters Quad boat with a time of 15:32.78.
Rowing Announces 2013-14 Team Schedule
Following competition in Oklahoma City, Okla., the Minutewomen head to Derby, Conn., for the Head of the Housatonic on Oct. 12. Simultaneously, UMass send participating boats to the Seven Sisters Sculling Race in nearby Northampton, Mass.
The Head of the Charles will be hosted in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 19-20 before the Head of the Fish in Saratoga, N.Y., on Oct. 26 and the Green Monster Regatta in Dartmouth, N.H., on Nov. 2.
The Minutewomen will participate in the USRowing Fall Regatta on Nov. 3 to close competition during the fall season.
UMass opens the spring with a March 22 head-to-head matchup against Coast Guard in Hadley, Mass., before heading to Holy Cross on April 5. The Knecht Cup follows on April 12-13 while the Minutewomen host Connecticut in Northampton, Mass., on April 18.
The Atlantic 10 Championship, which UMass finished second at in 2013, will occur in Occoquan, Va., on May 4. The Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa., is set for May 9-10 before the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., from May 30-June 1.
University of Massachusetts Unveils Rowing Boathouse
The facility features three bay doors to allow the team to store and maintain boats within the approximately 72'-by-80' structure. Also included in the boathouse are team areas and a locker room as well as space to store training and competition equipment. It will be heated to allow for a comfortable, climate-controlled workspace for the program year-round.
On Sunday, a group of alumni celebrated the facility with a ceremonial rowing of the team's boats, starting at the old boathouse before moving under the Calvin Coolidge Bridge to the new structure at 1 p.m. The event featured keynote speeches by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, Massachusetts Athletic Director John McCutcheon, UMass Rowing Head Coach Jim Dietz and program alumnae and current Executive Director and Founder of Row New York, Amanda Kraus.
The UMass rowing team has been the most successful program in the history of the Atlantic 10 Conference, winning 13 league championships. The Minutewomen claimed victory in the first 12 Atlantic 10 Championships from 1996-2007. In his time as the program leader, Jim Dietz has been named the league's Coach of the Year on seven occasions. An Olympian, Dietz is the only head coach in UMass rowing team history since it became a Division I sport at UMass.
Mann Wins Gold At Canadian Henley
Mann competed scholastically for the Grimsby Secondary School Eagles and head coach Michele Fisher. A three-time Oarswomen of the Year in high school, the Ontario native was also the Junior B Rower of the Year for the St. Catharines Rowing Club.
The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is in its 131st year of offering a competitive field of North American rowers for the annual event. The regatta is hailed as one of the top amateur rowing competitions in North America, with entrants from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Latin America.
Streitfield Takes Gold In Double, Quad At The Maccabiah Games
Streitfield teamed with Hannah Solis-Cohen, Caroline Post and Shay Seager during the quad final, finishing in 6:43.86 to earn the gold medal. The boat from Isreal finished second with a time of 6:55.65.
The Fort Belvoir, Va., native paired with Sigal Marcowitz for the double, taking first in 7:40.34. Streitfield's boat crossed the finish line three seconds ahead of Laurie Tenenbaum and Irina Vorvorenu, who represented Israel.
The Maccabiah Games rowing competition concludes on Friday, July 26, with eight events scheduled, including the female single sculls.