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ROW | Varsity Eight Takes Victory In Home Race

The Saint Mary's women's rowing team collected a victory and two runner-up showings Saturday against Seattle and Santa Clara at Briones Reservoir.
The Saint Mary's women's rowing team collected a victory and two runner-up showings Saturday against Seattle and Santa Clara at Briones Reservoir.
April 14, 2018

ORINDA, Calif. — The Saint Mary’s women’s rowing team grabbed a victory in the varsity eight race Saturday, as the Gaels hosted Seattle University and South Bay rival Santa Clara at Briones Reservoir.

The varsity eight boat of coxswain Emma Bangs, Jennifer Faulkner, Emily Milbrath, Sabrina Felix, Abbie McGill, Brianna Pero, Kelsey Shinn, Alexis McGuire and Emily Sprigings beat the Broncos and the Redhawks with a time of 7 minutes, 0.77 seconds. Santa Clara was second in 7:04.50 and Seattle was third in 7:16.88.

The Gaels also finished second in both the second varsity eight race and the varsity fours. SMC’s 2V8 boat was narrowly edged by SCU for the win by just three seconds, 7:22.07 to 7:25.74. The Gaels’ varsity four boat blew away the Broncos by nearly 20 seconds, finishing with a time of 8:37.63 while Seattle won the race in 8:16.41.

Saint Mary’s next travels to the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on April 28 and 29 at Lake Natoma.

RESULTS

Varsity Eight
1. Saint Mary's 7:00.77
2. Santa Clara 7:04.50
3. Seattle 7:16.88

Second Varsity Eight
1. Santa Clara 7:22.07
2. Saint Mary's 7:25.74
3. Seattle (Novice Eight) 7:37.20

Varsity Four
1. Seattle 8:16.41
2. Saint Mary's 8:37.63
3. Santa Clara 8:56.00

SMC Line-ups

Varsity Eight

Coxswain Emma Bangs, 8 Jennifer Faulkner, 7 Emily Milbrath, 6 Sabrina Felix, 5 Abbie McGill, 4 Brianna Pero, 3 Kelsey Shinn, 2 Alexis McGuire, 1 Emily Sprigings

Second Varsity Eight
Coxswain Emily Roque, 8 Torie Dawson, 7 Ashley Waid, 6 Olivia Rooney, 5 Katie Boselli, 4 Emily Armijo, 3 Ruth Karlberg, 2 Katie Pecoraro, 1 Logan Maines

Varsity Four
Coxswain Maddie Bertorello, 4 Emily Pelster, 3 Sedonia Estacio, 2 Manal Sadek, 1 Aimie Okel

 

 

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