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Huskies Race at Murphy Cup on Saturday

March 25, 2017

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Following a solid performance at UCF last Friday, the UConn rowing team was back on the water in the 35th annual Murphy Cup on the Schuylkill River on Saturday morning.

The Husky boats competed in four different heats early in the day, including a race-best third-place finish in the first heat of the Varsity 8+ DI. UConn finished in a time of 6:46.03, less than two seconds behind George Washington for second.

After earning one first-place and three second-place spots in Orlando last weekend, UConn used the Murphy Cup as another steppingstone for the spring season. The race was hosted by Temple University.

“The field at the Murphy Cup this year was very strong. Although we didn’t advance into the afternoon finals, our boats did an excellent job racing with confidence after a week of not being on the water,” said head coach Jennifer Wendry.

UConn’s Junior Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+ and Second Varsity 4+ each earned fourth-place finishes in the heat stage. Two races await this coming weekend for the Huskies – including Saturday at home on Coventry Lake.

“I am really looking forward to getting out there this week in preparation for UMass on Friday and Wesleyan, Coast Guard and Trinity on Saturday,” said Wendry. “We have a lot of good stuff to work on in the upcoming weeks and I’m excited to see us continue to get faster.”



Varsity 8+ D1

Jun Takeda (coxswain), Courtney Dawless (stroke), Arielle Sherman-Golembeski (seven), Rachel Signor (six), Hayley Brant (five), Julia Schnelting (four), Maja Barnouw (three), Sierra Mazur (two), Katherine Wheatley (bow).

Junior Varsity 8+

Emily Woodrow (coxswain), Sarah Norman (stroke), Mae Hanson (seven), Molly Bugos (six), Alexandra Hill (five), Katherine Lavrentios (four), Kate Boudreau (three), Kaitlyn May (two), Katie Ullinger (bow).

Varsity 4+

Caroline Bemis (coxswain), Bridget Murphy (stroke), Delaney McGovern (three), Eleanor Dowd (two), Katie Stevens (bow).

Second Varsity 4+

Sydney Gibbs (coxswain), Emily George (stroke), Meg Blundy-Jones (three), Caroline Richman (two), Kervelle Baird (bow).

UConn Results

Second Varsity 4+ (Heat 1)

1. Pennsylvania ‘A’ – 7:39.22
2. Northeastern – 7:46.96
3. Delaware – 7:49.74
4. UConn – 7:58.07
5. Robert Morris – 8:23.23

Varsity 4+ (Heat 4)

1. Navy – 7:32.60
2. Northeastern – 7:35.94
3. George Washington – 7:42.82
4. UConn – 7:43.11
5. Lehigh – 7:55.76

Junior Varsity 8+ (Heat 2)

1. Navy ‘A’ – 6:59.52
2. Drexel ‘B’ – 7:08.28
3. Boston College ‘B’ – 7:18.46
4. UConn – 7:25.47
5. Villanova ‘A’ – 7:34.93

Varsity 8+ DI (Heat 1)

1. Pennsylvania – 6:35.32
2. George Washington – 6:44.72
3. UConn – 6:46.03
4. Loyola – 7:26.08
5. Penn State – 7:27.55