Women's Novice Finish Fall Strong at Belly of the Carnegie
Nov. 14, 2005
PRINCETON, NJ -- The GW women's novice crew travelled to Princeton Sunday to compete in the final race of the Fall, the Belly of the Carnegie. It was a perfect day for racing for the novice-only event. Weather conditions were sunny and warm but the water had a little more chop and wind than the last time GW visited Lake Carnegie.
The race began at noon and the Colonials started 12th in the women's race. Like all Fall head races, the start was staggered with GW starting approximately 10 seconds behind Georgetown. The Colonials finished 20th of 33 entries. The race format was such that the A and B boats were supposed to be equal in speed. GW only has one eight, however. The Colonials proved Sunday that they are in the mix with Georgetown and Rutgers. Coach Sarah Dondero said her rowers need to break into the next level with Penn, Cornell and Navy.
"I was glad they were able to overcome last weekend's loss to Georgetown, Dondero said. "I was proud that they didn't give up when they were side-by-side [with the Hoyas] and eventually were able to pass them. It was a good race for our boat and the athletes showed a lot of guts. We know we have a lot of work to do this winter and we're ready for the challenge. This gives us a good read of how much speed we have to gain. We believe that we can match these schools in the spring and are working toward that goal."
The GW lineup consisted of cox: Andi Cross, 8: Emily Roseman, 7: Teal Willingham, 6: Amanda Browne, 5: Krista Santilli, 4: Katelyn Raddack, 3: Jenn Phillips, 2: Bonnie Scott and 1: Alex Byrd.
WOMEN'S HEAVYWEIGHT EIGHT
It marked the final race of the Fall for GW. The rowers will train on the water for one more week before they are limited to weight training and work on rowing machines. The team then travels to Augusta, GA for winter training before resuming their schedule on March 25, 2006 at Rutgers.
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