The Wesleyan varsity eight women's crew stands 1-3 after a pair of dual races, one of which took place in Winer Park, Fla., Sat., March 12. There, Wesleyan finished third in a four-team race as Florida won by a 4.4-second margin over Emory, 14.4 seconds ahead of Wesleyan and 25 second in front of Rollins. Wesleyan's varsity entry consisted of Becca Schofield '11, Greer Dent '12, Megan Nash '14, Haley Sacks '13, Catie Steidl '11, Isabelle Gauthier '14, Yara Kass-Gergi '12, Erin Kelly '12 and cox Sami Pop '11. In additon, Wesleyan was second of three at the second varsity eight level, second of four in the varsity four race, and second of four in the novice four event.
Opening their northern slate at Coast Guard, the Cardinals had a change of venue due to unraceable conditions on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Wesleyan headed to New London instead Sat., March 26. Wesleyan fell to the Cadets by an 11.2-second gap in the varsity eight race. On board for the Cardinals were Megan Nash '14, Becky Gillig '12, Becca Schofield '11, Haley Sacks '13, Catie Steidl '11, Greer Dent '12, Yara Kass-Gergi '12, Erin Kelly '12 and cox Sami Pop '11, a slight variation from Florida. The Cardinals returned the complement in the seocnd varsity eight affair, capturing first place by 8.5 seconds. Making a winner of Wesleyan were Emilie Sinkler '14, Isabelle Gauthier '14, Clare Doyle '14, Kayla Cloud '14, Margo Tercek '13, Emily Johnson '13, Emily Klein '14, Robin Cotter '13 with cox Alexa Atamanchuk '12. Coach Pat Tynan was particularly pleased with the effort of his second boat, especially considering that five of the eight rowers are college novices. He sees good things ahead for this young group and expects that his varsity squad will improve its performance as the season wears on.
The squad will be back on the water in racing mode Sat., April 2 in a five-way affair on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester with opponents WPI, Smith, Colby and Middlebury.