Wisconsin lightweights race amongst nation's best in Boston Round Robin


Story photoApril 19, 2014

BOSTON -- The No. 6 Wisconsin women’s lightweight rowing team has faced a wealth of tough competition already this year, and this weekend proves no different. The Badgers put their boats in the Charles River Basin Saturday for day one of the Boston Round Robin against four top-10 opponents.

Racing first in the varsity eight, Wisconsin finished third amongst the five participating boats with a time of 7:34.0.

Host-team and second-ranked Radcliffe claimed victory in the race, rowing a 7:19.3 before No. 1 Stanford checked in at 7:26.0. Following close on the heels of third-place UW was No. 4 Boston University, crossing the line just under two seconds after the Badgers. No. 7 MIT closed the race with a time of 7:56.7.

The Badgers captured a second-place finish in its second and final race of the day, the second varsity eight. Wisconsin rowed the 2,000-meter stretch in 7:48.9, following Radcliffe’s 7:39.4 completion time. 

Stanford narrowly defeated Boston University for third, creating a nail-biting ending as the crews finished in 7:55.8 and 7:56.8, respectively. MIT crossed the line fifth after rowing an 8:26.7.

Wisconsin will return to the water for day two of the Boston Round Robin Sunday. Following this weekend’s races, the team will have a few weeks off before journeying to Cherry Hill, N.J. for the 2014 Eastern Sprints.

Boston Round Robin
Charles River Basin
Boston
April 19, 2014
2,000 meters 

Varsity Eight
1. Radcliffe, 7:19.3; 2. Stanford, 7:26.0; 3. Wisconsin, 7:34.0; 4. Boston University, 7:35.9; 5. MIT, 7:56.7
UW Lineup - Coxswain Brianna Murphy, Gabriela Purman, Helena Randle, Megan Oechsel, Jennifer Kish, Lara Tiramani, Emma Landauer, Mackenzie Whiteside, Samantha Brecht

Second Varsity Eight
1. Radcliffe, 7:39.4; 2. Wisconsin, 7:48.9; 3. Stanford, 7:55.8; 4. Boston University, 7:56.8; 5. MIT, 8:26.7
UW Lineup - Coxswain Tenzin Khangkar, Alessandra Ruenger, Gretchen Miron, Olivia Meehan, Julia Rollins, Anna Leach, Amanda Aiello, Katie Rosoff, Julia Glueck

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