March 18, 2012
MIAMI, Fla. - The University of Connecticut women's rowing team opened their season on Saturday with races against the University of Miami. UConn won two out of three races, with the Second Varsity Eight and Novice Eight winning the 2000-meter race.
In the Varsity Eight, event UConn lost by 18 seconds. Miami won with a time of 6:54.4, while UConn came in at 7:13.0. Rowing for UConn in that boat was sophomore Charlotte Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.), senior Diana Filipek (Sewell, N.J.), senior Kaitlyn Clarke (Tolland, Conn.), junior Hillary Wiles-Lafayette (Litchfield, Conn.), junior Adrienne Barrett (West Granby, Conn.), senior Andriel Doolittle (Clinton, Conn.), senior Mary Grace Haggett (Ledyard, Conn.), sophomore Erin Mounce (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) and senior Brittany DePoi (Brookfield, Conn.).
In the Second Varsity Eight, UConn won by seven seconds. UConn won with a time of 7:20.7, while Miami came in at 7:27.7. Rowing for UConn was senior Brittanie Reinold (Sulton, Mass.), junior Melissa Soucie (Avon, Conn.), freshman Kathryn Hughes (Sarasota Springs, N.Y.), sophomore Natalie Carlone (Ft. Washington, Pa.), junior Caitlin Swallow (South Glastonbury, Conn.), sophomore Ashley West (Dudley, Mass.), sophomore Julia Roth (Weston, Mass.), senior Jessica Chames (Hookset, N.H.) and senior Amanda Sibley (Old Lyme, Conn.).
In the Novice Eight, UConn won by 20 seconds. UConn won with a time of 7:40.0, while Miami came in at 8:00.0. Rowing for UConn was freshman Elise McCormick (Glastonbury, Conn.), freshman Amanda Litty (Bethesda, Md.), freshman Haley Ullinger (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.0, freshman Diana Gryszkiewicz (Easton, Conn.), sophomore Emi Noshino (Holden, Mass.), sophomore Kendra Kohanski (East Lyme, Conn.), freshman Jessica Berner (East Hartford, Conn.), freshman Abbie Viner (Stratford, Conn.) and freshman Teresa Starzecki (Shelton, Conn.)
The UConn First and Second Varsity Eights will compete in the Murphy Cup Regatta in Camden N.J. on Saturday, March 24.