|Tri-captain Hayley Cohen helped Tufts' second varsity eight to two wins|
MALDEN - The Tufts University women's rowing team finished its opening weekend undefeated after winning five races versus Amherst College and Middlebury College on Sunday at Malden River.
Tufts, who was also 5-0 in races versus Trinity, Coast Guard and Simmons on Saturday, had a pair of wins by both the first varsity eight and the second varsity eight today against their NESCAC rivals. The Jumbo third varsity eight added a victory over Amherst.
The Jumbo 1V8 opened the day's racing with a narrow five-second victory over Amherst, crossing the finish line in 6:44.7 compared to the Mammoths' 6:49 flat. Later in the day, the Jumbo 1V8 defeated Middlebury convincingly with a 7:21.6 time to the Panthers' 7:40.5 finish.
The Jumbo first varsity eight boating was junior cox Annelise Ryan, junior stroke Emma Conroy, sophomore 7-seat Miranda Finestone, freshman 6 Prairie Hammer, freshman 5 Camden Myles, freshman 4 Grace Fabrycky, sophomore 3 Bibi Lichauco, junior 2 Sera Busse and senior bow Natalia Kastenberg.
The Tufts second varsity eight had similar results. They won by less than seven seconds versus Amherst (7:26.6 to 7:33.1) before a more comfortable 7:53.5 to 8:09.1 win over Middlebury later in the day.
The Jumbo 2V8 line-up was freshman cox Jill Armenia, sophomore stroke Erika Madrian, sophomore 7 Maia Tarnas, sophomore 6 Maddie Orzeske, sophomore 5 Libby Lichter, sophomore 4 Miriam Weiss, freshman 3 Laurel Haeger, freshman 2 Julia Turner and senior tri-captain and bow Hayley Cohen.
In between the varsity eight and second varsity eight action, Tufts' third varsity eight won by over 20 seconds against Amherst (7:59.7 - 8:21.4). Rowing for Tufts was junior coxswain Caroline Talbert, freshman stroke Jiana Schnabel, sophomore 7 Leah Stern, freshman 6 Kathryn Luhrman, sophomore 5 Alina McIntyre, freshman 4 Ally Lee, freshman 3 Glynnis Cummings, freshman 2 Risa Williams and freshman bow Sidney Tanioka.
Tufts will be back on the Malden River next Saturday for races against Bates, Wesleyan and Wellesley.
Women's Collegiate Rowing Results
Sunday, April 9, 2017
At Malden River (Hosted by Tufts University - Shoemaker Boathouse)
WV8 / Tufts 6:44.7 - Amherst 6:49.0
W2V8 / Tufts 7:26.6 - Amherst 7:33.1
W3V8 / Tufts 7:59.7 - Amherst 8:21.4
WV8 / Tufts 7:21.6 - Middlebury 7:40.5
W2V8 / Tufts 7:53.5 - Middlebury 8:09.1
WV8 / Amherst 7:03.6 - Middlebury 7:34.7
W2V8 / Amherst 7:46.1 - Middlebury 8:03.4