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Women’s Rowing Competes at the Head of the Riverfront Regatta

Oct. 6, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s rowing team opened its fall season on Sunday at the Head of the Riverfront regatta in Hartford, Conn.

The Huskies started their campaign on a good note in the women’s open 8+ final as UConn’s ‘A’ boat finished second in a time of 16:57.18 behind the first-place Trinity College ‘A’ boat (16:43.63). The UConn ‘B’ and ‘C’ boats came in fourth (17:31.27) and sixth (18:22.72), respectively.

“It was a beautiful day to be out racing on the Connecticut River,” UConn head coach Jennifer Wendry said. “With the amount of training we do in practice it’s good to have an opportunity to compete against other teams. The fall head races are a different style of racing than what we traditionally do in the spring, but it’s still great experience to be in a competitive setting. Our results this weekend were acceptable.  We are trying out a variety of lineups and combinations of people at this time so the goal was to perform the best we could, on that day, in those line-ups. For the most part, we accomplished that goal.”

UConn’s next race is at the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, Mass. on Oct. 17 & 18.

Women’s Open 8+

UConn ‘A’ – Jun Takeda (cox), Audrey Kelly (stroke), Shannon Cox (seven), Alyssa Hopson (six), Kat Ratcliffe (five), Maja Barnouw (four), Arielle Sherman (three), Bridget Murphy (two), Brenna Conrad (bow).

UConn ‘B’ – Alex Coults (cox), Emily Powers (stroke), Kate Lavrentios (seven), Laura Webster (six), Rachel Signor (five), Sierra Mazur (four), Heater Norris (three), Mae Hanson (two), Molly Bugos (bow).



UConn ‘C’ – Norelis Collado (cox), Sara Nelson (stroke), Michela Zunino (seven), Kate Boudreau (six), Courtney Dawless (five), Mikayla Hudson (four), Sarah Norman (three), Katie Wheatley (two), Anna Fetteroll (bow).

Women’s Open 4+

UConn ‘A’ – Sydeny Gibbs (cox), Kate Lavrentios (four), Laura Webster (three), Rachel Signor (two), Emily Powers (bow).

UConn ‘B’ – FuRen Bemis (cox), Heather Norris (four), Sierra Mazur (three), Molly Bugos (two), Mae Hanson (bow).

UConn ‘C’ – Annita Alvarado (cox), Meg Duva (four), Katie Ullinger (three), Emily George (two), Allie Hill (bow).


Women’s Open 8+ Final
Trinity College ‘A’ – 16:43.63
UConn ‘A’ – 16:57.18
US Coast Guard Academy – 17:20.11
UConn ‘B’ – 17:31.27
 Trinity College ‘B’ – 18:15.68
UConn ‘C’ – 18:22.72

Women’s Open 4+ Final
Trinity College ‘A’ – 18:34.60
NYAC – 18:43.42
Riverfront Recapture, Inc. – 19:06.51
UConn ‘A’ – 19:21.55
Trinity College ‘B’ – 19:44.08
UConn ‘B’ – 20:02.04
US Coast Guard Academy ‘A’ – 20:17.73
Trinity College ‘B’ – 20:19.00
UConn ‘C’ – 20:30.94
Farmington Valley Rowing Association – 21:40.81
US Coast Guard Academy ‘B’ – 23:46.13