Women’s rowing makes program history and beats the defending champions of the conference by a second
CHESTERTOWN, MD– The St. Mary’s rowing team opened their 2021 season in a memorable way last Saturday morning. Both the men’s and women’s teams competed at 9 a.m. in the 5k Head of Chester Chase Race, hosted by Washington College. The weather conditions for today’s race were as follows:
- 1. 3 km of light wind and beautiful conditions.
- The last 2km headwind with 9mph.
- Just before Slack Tide for the race.
How it happened
- The women’s eighth did an amazing job in the 5K race this morning when they beat the WAC for the first time in program history. Washington College is the defending champion of MARC and has won the conference multiple times, making today’s takedown even more exciting for the Seahawks. The women’s eight beat Washington College by a crucial second in their win, finishing the race in 6:03 p.m. while Washington finished 6:04 p.m. Catholic came in third at 6.15 p.m.
- The Seahawk’s W2V8 finished behind Washington’s W2V8 at 8:33 pm; Washington is ready at 7:13 p.m.
- The women’s foursome crossed the finish line a little more than a minute behind Washington College. Washington finished the foursome in 23:48 while the Seahawks finished in 24:49.
C: Erin Lanham
Stroke: Emily Friemann
6: Haley Roche
5: Emma McNesby
4: Erin Rhodes
2: Sydney West
Bow: Annika Bohren
Stroke: Tess Ovington
7: Tori Wertin
6: Gabby Plummer
4: Kate Oswald
2: lily risette
Loop: Maddy Lager
Stroke: Melissa LaCross
3: Adina field
Bow: Sadiyyah Holsey
Both teams will travel to Philadelphia, PA on October 30th to compete in the Head of the Schuylkill Race. The start time is set at 9 a.m.