The Rutgers women’s rowing team continued its back-to-back race weekend at the Princeton 3-Mile Chase, Sunday, Oct. 31. An invitational regatta hosted by Princeton University, the Chase is the premier collegiate fall head race. The top boat speed in the country was represented by previous NCAA national champions Virginia, Brown and Princeton.
“In striving for excellence, you can’t shy away from racing the fastest programs in the country,” said head coach Max Borghard. “Our women are dedicated, and that dedication has paid off in improved boat speed over the last three seasons. To continue getting faster and to get to the next level, you have to experience for yourself what that next level looks and feels like. Racing in the Chase gives our athletes that opportunity.”
Rutgers placed 28thin the Women’s Varsity Eights event, beating BIG EAST Conference rivals Syracuse and Georgetown. Princeton won the event in 14:22. There were 45 total entries.
The Rutgers “A” boat was made up of Katie Quinn (coxswain), Kat Geithman, Raelyn Loiselle, Stephanie Ford, Janine Ford, Kathleen Lai, Mary Gromlowicz, Stephanie Nunziato and Christine Hannigan.
The “B” line-up consisted of Ellie Kleiman (coxswain), Ashley Mills, April Tobin, Kara Trivolis, Katie Bakaj, Emilia Topp, Whitney Armstrong, Emily Nowlin, and Laura Ford.
Rutgers placed 14thand 25thout of 37 entries in the Women’s Varsity Fours event. Racing in the “A” line-up for Rutgers was Kleiman, Geithman, Loiselle, Nunziato and Gromlowicz. In the “B” line-up: Quinn (coxswain), J. Ford, S. Ford, L. Ford, and Topp.
The “B” line-up wore shirts that said “Believe 52,” in support of Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand, who suffered a spinal cord injury Oct. 16 vs. Army.
Mills raced for Rutgers in the 1x in the Men and Women Small Boats event. Sam Steffier and Hannigan raced the 2x.
Complete results can be found at row2k.com/results.