Saints Capture Gold and Silver at Head of the Fish to End 2009 Fall Season
Oct. 26: The St. Lawrence University women's crew team raced at the Head of the Fish regatta Sunday in Saratoga Springs, NY and had what Head Coach Nick Hughes described as, "The most successful Head of the Fish ever."
Coach Hughes explained how this weekend's finishes demonstrate the depth of talent on the women's team.The Saints JV boat had a very impressive showing, winning their event, and finishing just 14 seconds behind the Scarlet and Brown varsity crew with a time of 13:05.30. First-year Rachel Gartland coxed the women's JV eight, followed by first-year Jessica Burdett at stroke seat, senior Briana Kehl at seven seat, senior Corey Mersereau at six seat, sophomore Brianna Tidd at five seat, first-year Maggie Fellows at four seat, sophomore Jeannine Condon at three seat, sophomore Liz Webber at two seat, and senior Katie Roy at bow.
Coach Hughes commented on the JV boat's performance saying that "finishing 14 seconds off the varsity crew is very impressive." He explained that because the Saints spent much of the fall season rowing mixed boats, a lot of progress was made, especially for the first-years. "This weekend's results are an indication it's going to be highly competitive winter season," Coach Hughes said.
The varsity eight finished fifth out of 18 crews with a time of 12:51.19. The boat was made up of senior Eloise Lachance at stroke seat, senior Erin Hussey at seven seat, senior Amelia Bell at six seat, sophomore Hannah Brubaker at five seat, senior Amelia Lalley at four seat, sophomore Sarah Reynolds at three seat, sophomore Kathleen Slocum at two seat, and senior Jane Connolly at bow. Senior Catherine Burke coxed the women's varsity eight.
The Saints novice eight finished second on Sunday out of 29 crews with a time of 13:20.20, eight seconds behind Williams College. Kelly Greenwood coxed the novice eight, while Kaitlin Summers sat stroke seat, Courtney Higgins-Lambert sat seven seat, Molly Simpson sat six seat, Sally Dankner sat five seat, Maddy Fones sat four seat, Britton Webber sat three seat, Alissa McCaffery sat two seat, and Alicia Flint sat bow.
The Scarlet and Brown varsity four finished 16th behind Franklin and Marshall with a time of 16:12.13. Senior Jackie Costas stroked the four, while sophomore Amanda Brewer sat three seat, junior Megan Gallagher sat two seat, and junior Britne Tyler sat bow. Junior Allison Webster coxed the four.
The Saints novice four finished seventh in their event with a time of 16:01.05 behind Dawson and U. Mass. Rachel Gartlend coxed the four, while Kaitlin Summers sat stroke seat, Sally Dankner sat three seat, Charlotte Perkins sat two seat, and Alicia Flint sat bow.
The Head of the Fish regatta ends the Saints fall season. The Scarlet and Brown will now head indoors for the winter season to prepare for the competitive spring 2010 campaign.