Rutgers rowing capped the fall 2010 season at the Foot of the Charles regatta. A collegiate only event, the Foot is unique in that the top varsity boats race in fours. The third varsity and novices race in eights.
The Scarlet Knights’ first varsity four finished 8th out of 49 entries, 32 seconds behind winner Brown University.
“We had a great race plan, and we executed really well,” said junior co-captain and stroke seat Kat Geithman.
The top 10 finishers were Brown (13:39.5), Radcliffe (13:42.5), Brown ‘B’ (13:53.6), Dartmouth (13:54.5), Northeastern (13:57.7), Syracuse (14:08.8), Rhode Island (14:10.9), Rutgers (14:11.6), Buffalo (14:15.8), and Boston University (14:16.5).
“The 1V4 showed they can run with the top speed in the country,” said head coach Max Borghard. “Brown, Radcliffe and Dartmouth consistently qualify for the NCAA’s, and Brown and Radcliffe have each won the national championship, so we’re in good company. These are the positive signs we look for to indicate that the program is getting stronger.”
The B four (Katie Quinn, Ashley Mills, Mary Gromlowicz, Christine Hannigan) finished in 14:52.2 and the C four (Hoan Kichen, Stephanie Ford, April Tobin, Kathleen Lai, Sam Steffier) in 15:29.7.
Rutgers placed 5th out of 14 entries in the third varsity eight (Ellie Kleiman, Emily Nowlin, Laura Ford, Kara Trivolis, Katie Bakaj, Dana Mosley, Whitney Armstrong, Emilia Topp, Ellie Brehme). Brown (13:13.5), Buffalo (13:26.7), Brown B (13:31.2), and Rhode Island (13:36.8) took the top 4 spots. Rutgers posted 13:40.4, ahead of Radcliffe (13:42.9), Northeastern (13:55.6), Syracuse (14:00.4) and Boston University (14:14.1).
The novice B and A eights clocked 15:26.7and 15:46.6 respectively, placing 18th and 20th in their event.
“The team momentum is building and our depth is increasing,” said senior co-captain Sam Steffier. “It’s evident that everyone is pushing themselves, and we’re on the right track heading into winter training.”
The Scarlet Knights are taking advantage of warm, flat conditions on the Raritan River for one more week, concluding with Class Day races this Saturday, November 20.
For complete results, see row2k.com/results.