POUGHKEEPSIE – The Marist women’s crew competed at the Sacred Heart Invitational, facing Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponents Iona, Canisius, Fairfield, Robert Morris (RMU) and Sacred Heart (SHU), as well as non-conference opponent SUNY.
The Varsity Eight took second place behind Fairfield (8:05.10) with a time of 8:09.91. The Red Foxes finished ahead of RMU (third), Canisius (fourth), Iona (fifth), and SHU (sixth). The boat consisted of Zoe Christopher, Flavia Siclovan, Elizabeth Hehir, Annie Devorak, Jennifer Keen, Brittany Morrissey, Stephanie Moriarty, Julia Rigothi, and Jessica Collins.
The Second Varsity Eight finished in first place in 8:42.60. The boat finished ahead of Fairfield (second), Canisius (third), RMU (fourth), and Fairfield (fifth). The boat consisted of Erica Bogdan, Kristin Wilson, Nora Culhane, Astrid Skjraep, Meg Ladeuceur, Alicen Shaw, Katherine Perry, Theresa Filippini, and Kira Melendez.
"The 2v8 had a great race, said Head Coach Tom Sanford. "Their goal was to concentrate on the middle 1000m and they did a great job in controlling the race and rowing with a consistent rhythm."
The Varsity Four also finished in first place for the Red Foxes, finishing with a time of 9:12.60. The boat beat out Iona (second), SHU (third), RMU (fourth), SHU (fifth), SUNY (sixth), and Canisius (seventh). The boat consisted of Ali Batulis, Danielle Villa, Carrie Rapp, Anne Scott, and Kristin Mahoney.
"The V4 also had a great race from start to finish and were able to sustain their lead throughout and finish ahead of a few crews they were behind last week," Sanford said.
The Novice Four continued to improve, finishing their race in 1:03.12.
"All in all it was a good showing and the team is excited to gain speed as we train and race over the next three weeks leading to the MAAC’s," Sanford said.
The Red Foxes move on to compete at the Spring Metro next weekend in New Rochelle, N.Y.