NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (November, 13 2013) – The Rutgers rowing team hosted the Rutgers Fall Classic on Saturday, Nov. 10 on the Raritan River. The Scarlet Knights’ Varsity 4 won the event with a combined time of 34:09 between it’s A and B boats, while the Novice 8 took first between its A and B boats with a time of 32:26.
Rutgers A and B boats placed first and second, respectively, with times of 16:12 and 16:14 in the Novice 8 race. In the Varsity 4, Rutgers A clocked in at 16:48 to take the top spot, while Rutgers B finished third with a time of 17:21.
The Rutgers A Varsity 4 was comprised of sophomore coxswain Christina McGinnis (Ringwood, N.J.), senior stroke Katie Bakaj (Longport, N.J.), sophomore Emily Goodman (Princeton, N.J.), senior Emilia Topp (Vienna, Va.) and senior bow Stef Ford (Nutley, N.J.).
Rowing in the Rutgers Varsity B was junior coxswain Brighid Parker (Califon, N.J.), senior stroke Ashley Cha (Fort Lee, N.J.), junior Melissa McCleery (South Amboy, N.J.), sophomore bow Bailey Irelan (Delaware, Ohio) and sophomore Veronica DeSalvo (Plymouth, Minn.)
The Rutgers Varsity C was made up on freshman Josephine Roosli (Niantic, Conn.), junior Katie Hungrige (East Brunswick, N.J.), senior Gabby Oliveira (Long Island City, N.Y.), senior Amanda Dothe (Linwood, N.J.) and sophomore stroke Cailin Lavery (Lawrenceville, N.J.). The squad finished in sixth place overall with a time of 17:69, but finished first among other C boasts to take the top spot in its group, besting Lehigh and St. Joe’s.
Rowing in the Novice A was Christine DeSpirito, Rose McNulty, Bridget Yako, Randi Kosimides, Alyssa Rieger, Rahma Sabbahi, Ivanne Ngo Bikai, Yara Ourfal and Sundoes Elbery. The Novice B boat was rowed by Carly Huff, Jennifer Didun, Michelle Gao, Samaa Elbery, Katie Dennis, Lauryn Miners, Brianna Binowski, Sierra Gratale and Sarah Brook.
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