Georgetown Rowing Places Three Boats in Top 10 at Head of the Occoquan
Nov. 3, 2008
Lorton, Va. - The Georgetown University rowing novice boats placed three in the top ten during the Head of the Occoquan on the Occoquan Reservoir in Lorton, Va. this past Saturday. Against a field that included the Naval Academy, Delaware, Old Dominion and George Mason among others, Georgetown ‘B’ placed sixth, with Georgetown ‘Lightweight A’ and Georgetown ‘A’ finishing eighth and ninth respectively.
“It was great to get our whole team on the race course this weekend to see where we stack up,” Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach Heather Barney said. “We wanted to take this opportunity to showcase the strength of the whole squad, and placing three boats in the top 10 and all four in the top half of the field was a solid result. Twenty-eight of our athletes are new to rowing as of this fall, and fourteen were racing in their very first regatta this past Saturday, so they’ve already made some huge strides. If they can maintain the momentum they’ve built so far, there’s a lot of potential for the spring.”
The Georgetown openweight “B” 8+ crew, consisting of cox Elizabeth Jacobsen, stroke Jordan Albright, Kate Imel, Sarah Quehrn, Claire McKinley, Sarah Henningsen, Katie Brown, Jacqui Snell and bow Alison Bae, finished sixth in a time of 18:56.8.
The Georgetown lightweight “A” 8+ crew, consisting of cox Steph Joyal, stroke Bre Donald, Maggie Girard, Lindsay Barrington, Catherine Mills, Sarah Johnson, Lexie Macko, Maggie Guzikowski and bow Kate Finnerty finished eighth in a time of 19:17.8.
The Georgetown openweight “A” 8+ crew, consisting of cox Sarah Balistreri, stroke Bridget Roddy, Julia Carmago, Mimi Inuzuka, Sydney LeGuyader, Bridget Stinson, Onni Irish, Joan MacDonald and bow Catie Profaci finished ninth in 19:20.4.
“The best part about our experience at the Head of the Occoquan was that each boat came off the water feeling very pleased with their performance and excited with how they raced,” assistant coach Lauren Smeeding said. “As coaches, we were impressed with the composure and aggressiveness with which these athletes rowed down the course. The coxswains also did an excellent job of navigating through a course with many turns and many other crews.”
The Georgetown lightweight “B” consisting of cox Jules McLaughlin, stroke Kari Coffman, Anna Dubinsky, Maddie Howard, Emily Field, Bridget Power, Peri Gustafson, Wendy Hua and bow Camila Chaudron finished in 15th place in a time of 20:36.8 to round out the Hoyas finishers on Saturday.
The Georgetown rowing novice boats travel to Charlottesville, Va on Saturday, November 8 to scrimmage with Virginia and George Washington. The varsity returns to action at the Rivanna Romp in Charlottesville, Va. on Sunday, November 16.