Women's Rowing Opens Spring with Undefeated Mark vs. Trinity, Coast Guard and Simmons

MALDEN – The Tufts University women's rowing team won all five of its races at its spring-opening regatta held on the Malden River Saturday.

Emma Conroy rowed in the stroke seat for the 1V8

In a four-team first varsity eight competition with Trinity, Coast Guard and Simmons, Tufts won with victories over Coast Guard and Trinity. In the semi-finals, the Jumbos had a big 29-second victory over Coast Guard with 7:28 and 7:57 finishing times. Trinity defeated Simmons in the other semi-final (7:39 - 7:44), and then Tufts posted a 7:54 to 8:23 win over the Bantams (+29 seconds) in the final.

Tufts' first varsity eight today featured junior cox Annalise Ryan, junior stroke Emma Conroy, sophomore 7-seat Miranda Finestone, freshman 6 Prairie Hammer, freshman 5 Camden Myles, freshman 4 Grace Fabrycky, sophomore 3 Bibi Lichauco, junior 2 Sera Busse and senior bow Natalia Kastenberg.

The Jumbo second varsity eight also won both of its races. Tufts defeated Simmons 7:57 – 8:11 and then had a huge 37-second margin of victory against Trinity (7:54 to 8:23). The Tufts line-up had freshman cox Jill Armenia, sophomore stroke Erika Madrian, sophomore 7 Maia Tarnas, sophomore 6 Maddie Orzeske, sophomore 5 Libby Lichter, sophomore 4 Miriam Weiss, freshman 3 Laurel Haeger, freshman 2 Julia Turner and senior tri-captain and bow Hayley Cohen.

The Jumbos entered the spring ranked #6 in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches poll and Trinity was #13.

The Jumbos also posted a third varsity eight win over Simmons with an 8:11 finish over the 2,000 meters compared to 8:29 versus Simmons. The 3V8 line-up was junior coxswain Caroline Talbert, freshman stroke Jiana Schnabel, sophomore 7 Leah Stern, freshman 6 Kathryn Luhrman, sophomore 5 Alina McIntyre, freshman 4 Ally Lee, freshman 3 Glynnis Cummings, freshman 2 Risa Williams and freshman bow Sidney Tanioka.

Tufts continues a busy weekend with races against Middlebury and Amherst on Malden River Sunday.

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Women's Collegiate Rowing Results
Saturday, April 08, 2017
At Malden River (Hosted by Tufts University - Shoemaker Boathouse)

WV8 / Tufts 7:28 - Coast Guard 7:57
WV8 / Trinity 7:39 - Simmons 7:44
W2V8 / Tufts 7:57 - Simmons 8:11
W3V8 / Tufts 8:11 - Simmons 8:29
W2V8 / Tufts 7:54 - Trinity 8:23
WV8 / Tufts 7:28 - Trinity 8:05
WV8 / Coast Guard 7:47 - Simmons 7:59
WN4 / Trinity 8:51 - Wellesley 10:09 (Wellesley forced to stop during race)
W2V8 / Simmons 8:01 - Trinity 8:40

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