Georgetown Rowing Earns Four Medals at EAWRC Sprints
May 19, 2009
CAMDEN, N.J. - The Georgetown University women's rowing squad earned four medals during the EAWRC Sprints when they competed on Sunday on the Cooper River. The Hoyas openweight novice four boat earned a gold medal, becoming the first GU women's openweight boat to earn gold at the Sprints. The lightweights, earning a medal in every event they entered for the first time, captured bronze in the varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four Grand Finals.
Georgetown's openweight novice four, consisting of cox Elizabeth Jacobsen, stroke Jackie Fogarty, Katherine Farrell, Claire McKinley and bow Alison Bae finished in 7:54.931, just under five seconds in front of second place Princeton University.
The Hoyas' lightweights turned in a strong performance, as the lightweight varsity eight, consisting of Juliana Pugliese, Erin Landy, Jacqueline Pasulka, Liz Stanowski, Lili Meyer, Morgan McGovern, Laura Donaldson, Alex Vezina and Katherine Thompson finished in 6:56.033, behind Wisconsin and Princeton and in front of Radcliffe. Their third place finish in the Grand Final earned them an automatic berth in the lightweight varsity eight event at the IRA National Championships.
The lightweight second varsity eight also turned in a bronze medal performance with a boat containing Jules McLaughlin, Maggie Girard, Bre Donald, Lindsay Barrington, Jana Piazza, Hannah Kittel, Kate Finnerty, Maggie Guzikowski and Margi Emhof. The lightweight second varsity finished in 7:22.663, behind Wisconsin and Radcliffe and in front of M.I.T.
Georgetown's lightweight varsity four, made up of Stephanie Joyal, Claudia Daisley, Lauren Scully, Peri Gustafson and Bridget Power, finished in 8:12.811, behind Princeton and Wisconsin.
Georgetown's first varsity eight, containing cox Danielle Valle-Fitzgerald, stroke Bridget Roddy, Jade Lefebvre, Melissa Horne, Sydney LeGuyader, Mimi Inuzuka, Meg Ginivan, Rebecca Kisner and bow Jordan Albright overcame a disappointing performance in the heat to finish in third place (15th overall) in the third level final in 6:57.462.
Georgetown's second varsity eight, containing cox Amy Parks, stroke Taylor Dana, Anika DeVolder, Madeline Sarason, Bridget Stinson, Angela Nelson, Kaitlin Roe, Julia Camargo and bow Amy Tenet, finished in fourth place in the third level final in 7:34.527.
Captain Kaitlin Roe, who was in the three seat of the second varsity eight for the afternoon final, was the Hoyas only four-year senior to compete at the Sprints. She competed in the third varsity four A in the morning heats and subbed in for Helen Burdett, who was unable to compete in the afternoon finals due to an injury suffered in the heat race.
"We had only two 4-year seniors - Kaitlin Roe and Samantha Miller - Sam was unable to compete due to injury - but both have competed for Georgetown and contributed to the rowing program for 4 years," Head Coach Glenn Putyrae said. "Rowing at Georgetown has not been easy, and there are several others who could have been competing with Kaitlin today who choose an easier path. Kaitlin and Sam made a commitment to help make Georgetown a great place to study and row. All of the coaches and their teammates are grateful for their contributions to Georgetown and our rowing squads."