May 5, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women’s lightweight rowing team made a strong showing at the 2013 Eastern Sprints, but Harvard-Radcliffe ran away with the title, as the Badgers came in fourth in the conference championships on Sunday in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Wisconsin’s varsity eight turned in a time of 7:31.578, just narrowly missing out on a podium spot by less than 2.5 seconds, as the Badgers finished behind Georgetown in fourth-place. Princeton finished in second place with a time of 7:26.082, but Harvard-Radcliffe bested the field by nearly 10 seconds, turning in a time of 7:17.823.
The Badgers then faced off against Harvard-Radcliffe in both the second varsity eight and novice eight finals, as the two were the only teams to submit boats. Harvard-Radcliffe took the second varsity eight title, but Wisconsin did not go down easily, as UW’s time of 7:36:279 was less than two seconds behind that of the Crimson.
In the novice eight final, the Badgers dominated the race, finishing nearly a full minute ahead of Harvard-Radcliffe with a time of 8:19.096.
The Badgers’ varsity four turned in a solid performance, finishing in 8:40.437 for second place, a full nine seconds ahead of Princeton in third.
First Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Bi Murphy, Abby Knight, Hilary Schmidt, Jennifer Kish, Gillian Lapadat, Sophie Gavel, Lara Tiramani, Meredith Freshley, MacKenzie Whiteside
Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Tenzin Khanghar, Erin Wylie, Emily Bongiorno, Alassandra Ruenger, Samatha Brecht, Olivia Meehan, Emma Landauer, Constance Chucholoski, Sophie Madden
Novice Eight: Coxswain: Emily Mech, Marisa Hom, Helena Randle, Christina Stevenson, Julia Glueck, Danielle Collier, Heidi Bailey, Emma Guiduschek, Sydney Steiner
Varsity Four: Coxswain: Katherine Moy, Catherine Rosoff, Gretchen Miron, Elizabeth Emmerich, Cassie Forman