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Women's Rowing Finishes Two-Day Stretch at the 77th Annual Dad Vail Regatta

The Huskies' V8+ shined on Saturday at the Dad Vail Regatta
May 9, 2015

Complete Weekend Results

Competing in its final weekend of racing before the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship, the University of Connecticut women's rowing team put together a solid two-day stretch at the 77th annual Dad Vail Regatta, which took place on the Schuylkill River.

The Huskies' V8+ shined in its heat, taking second (6:53.99) and earning a trip to the semifinal. In the semifinal race, the boat notched fourth (6:48.47), moving onto the petite final where it earned sixth with a 7:00.01 result.

The V4+ nabbed a third-place finish in its heat, crossing the line in 7:47.15. The Huskies' JV8+ grabbed third in its heat (7:34.44) and moved onto the semifinal where it secured fourth 6:55.57.

"The Dad Vail was a good racing experience for the three boats that competed," said head coach Jennifer Wendry. "We know what we need to work on this week in practice and I'm looking forward to gaining speed and seeing how we do at the conference championship next weekend."

The Husky V8+ was Elise McCormick (cox),  Audrey Kelley  (stroke), Allysa Hopson (seven), Nikoline Laidlaw (six),  Laura Webster (five), Rachel Signor (four), Kathryn Hughes (three), Brenna Conrad (two) and Haley Ullinger



The Husky JV8+ was Alexandra Coults (cox), Christine Latona (stroke), Heather Norris (seven), Diana Gryszkiewicz (six), Claire Kenison (five), Teresa Starzecki (four),Shannon Cox (three), Abbie Viner (two), Arielle Sherman-Golembeski (bow).

The V4+ consisted of Kathleen Snajder (cox), Katherine Lavrentios (stroke), Mae Hanson (three), Chisom Mokwuah (two), and Sierra Mazur (bow).

The team returns to action on Sunday, May 17 when it competes in the second-ever American Athletic Conference Championship held at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. A season ago, Louisville won the event with 158 points followed by UCF with 136 and UConn with 111. The Huskies topped Temple (109), Rutgers (101), Villanova (69) and SMU (52).