Bears Open at Head of Riverfront

Bears Open at Head of Riverfront

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Coast Guard opened the Fall season at the Head of the Riverfront.

The Varsity 8 placed fifth of 12 teams wtih a time of  17:38.59 while the Novice 8 was second to Sacred Heart with a time of 19:28.77.

"The Varsity 8 rowed a powerful, controlled race at a competitive rating. It was not as technically proficient as we have seen in practices, but a strong race to kick off the season," said head coach Jodi Hope. "The Novices had only three weeks of practice to prepare for this first race, and they did a great job of racing aggressivelyoff the starting line and making it down the course cleanly.  With more time on the water to practice the technical skills, this crew will show its fitness and make significant speed gains."

The Varsity 4 was fifth of 14 crews with a time of 16:51.59 while the Novice 4 was eighth in that same race finishing in 17:24.66.

"The fours both had terrific races. The first four raced very aggressively and with more "pop" than they had in the morning row.  They held off a charging Wesleyan crew for 2/3 of the race and maintained competitive positioning with the leading pack," added Hope. "The second four also held off a charging crew - this one from UConn - but the Huskies were never able to pull past us. We responded to each move made by the UConn crew, never relenting.  This was a great racing experience for the four, especially for the three novices in the boat. It was a good way to cap the third week of the season for the Bears. I am proud of how everyone raced today."

THE LINEUPS

Women's Open 8+:

C – Victoria Castleberry

8 – Laura Beck

7 – Tess Heimerman

6 – Marissa Marsh

5 – Alyssa Laystrom

4 – Faith Eckford-Prossor

3 – Megan Sackett

2 – Makenzy Karnehm

1 – Zoe Bolling

 

Women's Novice 8+:

C – Clara Beckert

8 – Faith Eckford-Prossor

7 – Elaine Weaver

6 – Taylor Rowles

5 – Kate Asheby

4 – Brigid Walters

3 – Kacie Mau

2 – Nikolia Kruger

1 – Jillian Stuckey

 

Women's Open 4+ "A":

C – Victoria Castleberry

4 – Laura Beck

3 – Alyssa Laystrom

2 – Marissa Marsh

1 – Zoe Bolling

 

Women's Open 4+ "B":

C – Clara Beckert

4 – Makenzy Karnehm

3 – Tess Heimerman

2 – Nikolia Kruger

1 - Elaine Weaver