Behind the strong efforts of cox Emma Overton '12 with rowers Avery Mushinski '15, Megan Nash '14, Greer Dent '12, Emily Johnson '13, Kayla Cloud '14, Margo Tercek '13, Erin Kelly '12 and Emilie Sinkler '14, Wesleyan's varsity eight took second place in the collegiate 8 race of the Head of the Connecticut Regatta in Middletown Sun., Oct. 16. The race was shortened to approximately 2000m due to difficult course conditions. Wesleyan came through with a time of 7:02.93, just .32 seconds behind winner Middlebury. Trinity and Fordham also had entries in the event as four different colleges placed two boats in the race. Wesleyan's second boat placed seventh in 7:28.8.
Wesleyan also had a collegiate novice eight entry which rowed the full course distance and placed fourth of four boats with a time of 21:41.43. The Cardinals expected to have a collegiate varsity four and a collegiate novice four entry as well, but these events were not held.
Over the weekend of Sat.-Sun., Oct. 22-23, Wesleyan will participate in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston for its next outing.