May 10: The St. Lawrence University women's crew team was more than ready to compete with many of the top crews in the country over the weekend, but high winds suspended racing indefinitely mid-morning on Sunday, forcing the cancellation of the remainder of the 2009 ECAC Championships in Camden, NJ.
On Saturday, the Saints' nationally-ranked women's varsity eight crew earned a second place finish in the second of four heats in the event, coming in behind No. 2 Bates, who finished first with a time of 6:46.62. St. Lawrence came in at 6:54.95, defeating Mt. Holyoke, Mary Washington, and Franklin and Marshall.
Their efforts earned them a spot in the semifinals Sunday morning, where they rowed in the first heat. The Scarlet and Brown placed fourth, as No. 1 Williams took top honors, while Trinity and the University of New Hampshire tied for second. St. Lawrence beat crews from both Simmons and Wellesley to earn a lane in the event's Petite Final, which was eventually cancelled along with the remainder of the day's races.
The boat included junior Amelia Lalley (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca), senior Allie Friedman (Buffalo, NY/Buffalo Seminary), junior Amelia Bell (Portland, OR/Grant), junior Briana Kehl (Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna), sophomore Lizzie Stokes-Cawley (Skaneateles, NY/Skaneateles), senior Michelle Hicks (Austin, TX/St. Stephen's Episcopal) junior Eloise Lachance (Philmont, NY/Taconic Hills), junior Jane Connolly (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) and sophomore coxswain Lauren Reed (Cortland, NY/Cortland).