SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - The Bryn Mawr rowing team put on a spectacular showing earlier Sunday at the Seven Sisters regatta. For the first time in the 15 year history of the Owls at the event, Bryn Mawr picked up a top three finish in the varsity eight race, coming in third place. Overall, Bryn Mawr took fifth place in the team standings after four races.
In the varsity eight race, the Owls crew, coxed by Anna Ferlanti, was the last of the five boats to go through the starting line. Smith College got started just in front of the Owls, and they pulled away early on. However, Bryn Mawr picked up plenty of speed themselves, and ultimately were able to complete the race faster than either Simmons or Mount Holyoke could. In the end, Bryn Mawr posted a time of 17:32 and gaining eight points towards the team standings. They were just twenty seconds behind the Smith boat in the end. The varsity 8 boat consisted of Lyn Wu at the stroke, Courtney Eu, Emily Spiegel, Jill Li, Zoe King, Jane Liu, Emily Kate O'Brien, and Jade Bath.
In the second varsity eight race, the Owls posted a time of 22:12. That boat was coxed by Nina Heller and consisted of Courtney Given as stroke, Stephanie Montalvan, Claudia Ruiz, Casiana Omick, Nikki Shakamuri, Nadia Delisfort, Anushka Robinson, and Hannah Terz. That result added four more points to the team standings for Bryn Mawr.
The novice eight boat, coxed by Lily King, took fifth place in their event. Hannah Dziadzio was the stroke for that boat, with Katherine Larson, Kristin Sammueller, Sophia Fredo, Shira Steinberg, Hee-eun Kim, Veronica Kelly, and Hanna Meyer also part of the crew. With a time of 22:43 in that race, the Owls picked up another point and closed out their total at 13.
Jade Bath, Zoe King, and Hannah Dziadzio were all named to the 2015 All-Regatta team for the Owls. Bryn Mawr finished one point behind Mount Holyoke in the final standings. Wellesley was named 2015 team champions with 38 total points, winning all four events at the regatta. Smith and Simmons both earned 22 points on the day, with Smith taking second place thanks to a better finish in the Varsity Eight race.
The Owls have now completed their fall season, and will continue to work and train through the winter before getting back into competition mode in the spring.