Oct. 21, 2012
Full Recap l Men's Recap
MADISON, Wis. — Competing against some of the nation’s best crews, the Wisconsin women’s openweight and lightweight rowing teams earned a trio of top-10 finishes, including two medals, at Boston’s famous Head of the Charles regatta.
The Head of the Charles takes place on Boston’s Charles River and draws nearly 9,000 rowers annually from across the country to compete in one of the nation’s premier rowing competitions.
In the Championship Women’s Eights race the openweights finished 10th among a strong field of 40 boats. Wisconsin finished with a time of 17:14.23, just over a minute behind the first-place team from USRowing.
Coming into the weekend, the lightweights were the three-time defending champions of the lightweight eights race at the Head of the Charles. Wisconsin didn’t come away with the four-peat this weekend in Boston, but still earned a medal with a second-place finish and a time of 17:01.29, just three seconds behind the first-place crew from Radcliffe.
Wisconsin rowing alum Kristin Hedstrom also won the women’s lightweight single race for the second straight year, beating out second-place finisher Lindsay Sferrazza from the St. Catharines Rowing Club by over 18 seconds.
Head of the Charles
Oct. 20-21, 2011
Charles River (Boston)
Championship Eights Women
1. Usrowing: 16:13.49; 2. Cambridge Boat Club: 16.22.15; 3. Virginia: 16:35.16; 4. London Rowing Club: 16:41.24; 5. Knrb: 16:46.18; 6. Princeton: 17:00.13; 7. Radcliffe Crew: 17:06.15; 8. Rowing Canada Aviron: 17:07.45; 9. Stanford: 17:10.14; 10. University of Wisconsin openweights: 17:14.23
Lightweight Eights Women
1. Radcliffe Crew: 16:58.83; 2. University of Wisconsin lightweights: 17:01.29; 3. Stanford: 17:36.09; 4. Princeton: 17:49.39; 5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 17:50.81
Lightweight Singles Women
1. Kristin Hedstrom (University of Wisconsin Alumni): 20:55.90; 2. Mary Jones (Vesper Boat Club): 21:14.06; 3. Lindsay Sferrazza (St. Catharines Rowing Club): 21:34.23
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