PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr rowers returned to the Schuylkill earlier Saturday afternoon for their final regatta of the fall season, and the Owls put on some very strong performances on the day.
The varsity four boat got things started for the Owls. The boat did a great job throughout the duration of the Women's Championship Fours race, passing several boats throughout the course en route to a 31st place finish. The Owls finished in a time of 16:57, beating out opposing boats from other Division III schools such as D'Youville, Wheaton, and local rivals Susquehanna and Cabrini. The varsity four was coxed by Abigail Harris and was made up of Maura Clancy, Bailey Willhite, Ritvika Patodia, and Allison Eckert.
The next boat in action for Bryn Mawr was the novice eight, and they put on an amazing race to claim a top ten finish. The boat, coxed by Isabel Ludlow, crossed the line in a time of 16:34 to take eighth place in the event. It was the novice/freshman boat's first race of the season, and according to teammates the crew, "completely knocked it out of the park!", beating out other boats from Temple, Catholic, Thomas Jefferson, and Villanova to name just a few. The novice eight was coxed by Cassidy Healey and included Madelynn Hicks, Isabel Ludlow, Tyree Suttle, Fabiola Martinez, Isabelle Meegan, Lily Goltz, Tova Just, and Avalon Vaniz.
Bryn Mawr closed out the day with the varsity eight in action. In a packed field of 38 boats, the Owls claimed a strong 12th place finish, crossing the line in a time of 14:57. That was just two seconds behind the "C" boat from UConn and well ahead of competitors from Thomas Jefferson, Fordham, Hamilton, and Stockton. On this day, the varsity eight was coxed by Samantha Van Cott and consisted of Sovigne Gardner, Madison Barchas, Camryn Teranes, Trinity Dillard, Sophia McConnell, Aurielle Hampton, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Emily Rho.
"It was great to see all that hard work pay off," Owls junior Madison Barchas stated. "All in all, it was a fantastic day! We couldn't have asked for a better one to end the fall season on."
The Owls will continue to work and train hard throughout the winter before resuming their season in the spring. Be sure to keep an eye on GoBrynMawr.com for the latest schedule updates from the team!