NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers women’s varsity crew team placed second in the Raritan Cup against Penn and Cornell on Saturday, April 17.
The varsity team of Melissa Thomas (Hampton, NJ), Karen Cornell (Pittsburgh, PA), Stephanie Asous (Kendall Park), Anica Allen (North Wales, PA), Amy Bircsak (East Windsor, PA), Lauren Kolb (Neshanic Station, NJ), Abby Sims (Old Lyme, CT), Nancy Erickson (Hazlet, NJ) and Brenda Walk (Ventor, NJ) finished with a time of 6:46.9 to beat out Penn’s 6:48.2. The varsity team trailed the majority of the race but a strong finish helped them prevail to a second place finish behind Cornell’s 6:41.7.
“The team fought well down the stretch and kept battling,” said Rutgers women’s crew head coach Max Borghard. “I’m happy with the continued development of the varsity team.”
The Rutgers’ second varsity team (7:07.5) placed third in their race while the Scarlet Knight’s third varsity team (8:10) also placed third.
Rutgers women’s crew will be back in action on Saturday, April 25, in the BIG EAST Regatta Challenge.
Saturday, April 17; Raritan River, NJ
Second Varsity Eight:
Second Novice Eight:
Varsity Four B:
Cornell A 7:28.2
Cornell B (2N) 7:48.9