Blue Crew V8+ Takes Third in Quinsigamond Regatta With Top-Ranked Teams

All five teams in Sunday's regatta are currently ranked in the CRCA/DIII Coaches Poll (Frank Poulin).
All five teams in Sunday's regatta are currently ranked in the CRCA/DIII Coaches Poll (Frank Poulin).

WORCESTER, Mass. -- No. 6 Wellesley College crew placed third in the Varsity Eight (V8+) race in a Sunday morning regatta on Lake Quinsigamond that featured five of the top 13 teams in the CRCA/Division III Coaches Poll, including: No. 1 Bates, No. 2 WPI, No. 11 RIT and No. 13 Trinity (Conn.).

WPI (6:37.4) edged Bates (6:37.74) by just over three tenths of a second in an thrilling V8+ race to start the day. The Blue followed in third (6:43.78), while Trinity was fourth (6:57.73) and RIT took fifth (6:58.3). 

Bates got back at WPI in the Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) race, finishing with a 6.81 second gap over the Engineers (6:59.31) and the rest of the field. The Blue were also third (7:03.07) in the 2V8+, with RIT taking fourth (7:18.33) and Trinity in fifth (7:24.84). 

Wellesley jumped up to taking second in the Third Varsity Eight (3V8+) race, finishing in 7:14.03. The Blue were 12.33 seconds behind first place Bates (7:01.7) and just under five seconds ahead of third place WPI (7:19.53). Trinty (7:36.5) was fourth and RIT finished fifth (7:52.09).

In a Fourth Varsity Eight (4V8+) match race, the Blue defeated WPI, finishing in 7:18.8. Wellesley was second in a Varsity Four (V4+) match-up with Bates, as the Bobcats finished with a time of 8:10.3 and Wellesley raced to a time of 8:31.48.

Wellesley will join MIT, BU, and Radcliffe (Lightweights) next Saturday, April 20, on the Charles River in Boston in the team's final regatta prior to the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 AM.

Wellesley Lineups:

V8+: C - Sooji Kang, 8 - Frances Dingivan, 7 - Katie Livingston, 6- Rhiannon Mulligan, 5 - Casey Martin, 4 - Pippa Cronin, 3 - Anna Gaskill, 2 - Emilia Ball, 1 - Julianna Wright

2V8+: C - Emily Arnold Mages, 8 - Beatrice Grauman-Boss, 7 - Jocelyn Reahl, 6 - Maria Iannotti, 5 - Faye Washburn, 4 - Katie Ball, 3 - Alanna Uthgennant, 2 - Mia Caglieris, 1 - Alyssa Rivera

3V8+: C - Sasha Blachman, 8 - Alison Carey, 7 - Olivia Gorman, 6 – Anna Taylor, 5 - Zoe Cheng, 4 - Emmet Odegaard, 3 - Stephanie Fan, 2 - Kelsey Gosch, 1- Meg Bolan 

4V8+: C - Vanessa Delarca, 8 - Eve Montie, 7 - Mar Barrera, 6 - Julia Sokolowska, 5 - Anna Vold, 4 - Lexi Fitzgerald, 3 - Olivia Holbrook, 2 - Sarah Wells-Moran, 1 - Samantha Hintz

4V8+: C - Chantal Valdivia, 4 - Tess Vetter, 3 - Gaya Krishna, 2- Marinn Cedillo, 1 - Skylar Kolisko