Women’s rowing competes against Princeton, Penn, and Dartmouth

Charlotte O’Donnell, Staff Writer

 

Racing against three tough Ivy League teams on April 23, the Bison held their own with two boats placing second and two taking home third. While the varsity eight and second varsity eight each finished fourth with times 7:17.0 and 7:40.0, respectively, the Bison were still proud of their results.

“To even be invited to compete in this race is an honor,” Angel Heyse ’16 said.

Heyse, the coxswain of the third varsity eight, helped her crew earn a second-place finish. They narrowly missed first place by half a second, finishing with a time of 7:27.6 to Princeton’s time of 7:27.1. As a senior, Heyse treasures every moment with her team and credits teamwork for its success.

“Being on the line with my teammates and knowing that we are working for each other is a gift,” Heyse said. “The grit, heart, and fire I witness as we move together down the course is something that is irreplaceable to me.”

The Orange and Blue varsity four crossed the finish line in fourth with a time of 8:12.9. The second varsity four finished third in their race with a time of 8:09.8, defeating Dartmouth. Racing two boats in the third varsity four event, both Bison boats beat Princeton to claim second and third place finishes, with times of 9:02.7 and 9:25.0, respectively.

Charlotte Brace ’16 emphasized that the program improves from race to race and believes that it will be more successful in the future.

“I have the utmost confidence that we will make a big showing at the championship and achieve our goal of winning a Patriot League Championship again,” Brace said.

The Bison will compete in the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass. on May 1. The Orange and Blue will then compete in both the Dad Vail Regatta and the Patriot League Championships May 13-14.

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