Rhode Island Sweeps Races on Day One at GW Invitational

Rhode Island Sweeps Races on Day One at GW Invitational

Complete Results

KINGSTON, R.I.
– Rhode Island had an exceptional first day at the George Washington Invitational Friday, as all four of its boats were victorious on the Potomac River.

Rowing against a pair of Atlantic 10 rivals, Rhode Island's Varsity 8+ boat cruised past the competition. The team of coxswain Karen Petrik, Emily Winslow, Katie Shattuck, Kiana Anderson, Mekenzie Mattheson, Allie Reilly, Meghan EllisKatie Usher and Erika Pena posted a time of 6:21.50, more than 10 seconds ahead of Dayton (6:31.70) and Saint Joseph's (6:38.00).

In the Second Varsity 8+ flight, the Rams were even more dominant with their time of 6:27.20, 24 seconds ahead of Saint Joseph's (6:51.20). Dayton was third with a time of 7:09.90. Coxswain Lucy Moyes guided the team of Courtney Harrington, Maddie Van Ummersen, Kelsey Williams, Lauren Smith, Madalyn Saporito, Sage Iacovazzi, Jennae Alexander and Brooke McMahon to the convincing win as the 2V8+ boat improved to 13-6 on the season.

It was a more competitive race in the Varsity 4+ A flight, where Rhody edged Saint Joseph's by 4.6 seconds. Coxswain Tory Bauer, Stephanie Erlacher, Sarah Dudinski, Kira McCully and Erin Shober finished in 7:20.00, while Saint Joseph's had a time of 7:24.60. Dayton was well behind in 8:22.0.

In the Varsity 4+B flight, the team of coxswain Brenna Kelly, Chandler Fisher, Hannah Faretra, Brooke Vergona and Caroline Eastus held off George Washington and Georgetown. The Rams had a winning time of 7:32.60, followed by the Colonials (7:35.10) and Hoyas (7:42.90).

Rhode Island will return to the water Saturday for Day Two of the George Washington Invitational. The flights will be changed a bit. In the V8, 2V8 and V4 races, Rhode Island will go against Drexel and George Washington. In the V4B, it will be Rhode Island against Georgetown.

Friday Results
Varsity 8
Rhode Island – 6:21.50

Dayton – 6:31.70
Saint Joseph's – 6:38.00

Second Varsity 8
Rhode Island – 6:27.20

Saint Joseph's – 6:51.20
Dayton – 7:09.90

Varsity 4A
Rhode Island – 7:20.00

Saint Joseph's – 7:24.60
Dayton – 8:22.00

Varsity 4B
Rhode Island – 7:32.60

George Washington –7:35.10
Georgetown –7:42.90

Rhode Island Lineups
VARSITY 8+ (11-8)
Cox – Karen Petrik
Stroke – Emily Winslow
7 Seat – Katie Shattuck
6 Seat – Kiana Anderson
5 Seat – Mekenzie Mattheson
4 Seat – Allie Reilly
3 Seat – Meghan Ellis
2 Seat – Katie Usher
Bow – Erika Pena

SECOND VARSITY 8+ (13-6)
Cox – Lucy Moyes
Stroke – Courtney Harrington
7 Seat – Maddie Van Ummersen
6 Seat – Kelsey Williams
5 Seat – Lauren Smith
4 Seat – Madalyn Saporito
3 Seat – Sage Iacovazzi
2 Seat – Jennae Alexander
Bow – Brooke McMahon

VARSITY 4+ A (6-11)
Cox – Tory Bauer
Stroke – Stephanie Erlacher
3 Seat – Sarah Dudinski
2 Seat – Kira McCully
Bow – Erin Shober

Varsity 4+ B (6-6)
Cox – Brenna Kelly
Stroke – Chandler Fisher
3 Seat – Hannah Faretra
2 Seat – Brooke Vergona
Bow – Caroline Eastus

Saturday Race Schedule
8:40 a.m. – Men 5V8 – Michigan, Navy
8:50 a.m. – Mens 4V8 – Navy, Michigan
9:00 a.m. – Women's 2V4 – Georgetown, URI
9:10 a.m. – Women's 3V8 – George Washington, George Mason, Saint Joseph's
9:20 a.m. – Women's V4 – Georgetown, MIT, Saint Joseph's
9:30 a.m. – Women's V4 – George Washington, Drexel, Rhode Island
9:40 a.m. – Women's V4 – George Mason, Georgetown (Lwt), Dayton
9:50 a.m. – Men's 3V8 – Drexel, Navy, Holy Cross
10:00 a.m. – Men's 3V8 – MIT, Michigan, George Washington
10:10 a.m. – 1998 Alumni – Georgetown, George Washington
10:20 a.m. – Men's Varsity 4 – Hobart, Georgetown
10:30 a.m. – Women's JV8 – MIT, Saint Joseph's, Georgetown
10:40 a.m. – Women's JV8 – Drexel, Rhode Island, George Washington
10:50 a.m. – Women's JV8 – Georgetown (Lwt), Dayton, George Mason
11:00 a.m. – Men's JV8 – Navy, Holy Cross, Drexel
11:10 a.m. – Men's JV8 – Michigan, George Washington, MIT
11:20 a.m. – Men's JV8  – Hobart, George Mason, FIT
11:30 a.m. – Women's V8 – Saint Joseph's, Georgetown, MIT
11:40 a.m. – Women's V8 – Dayton, George Mason, Georgetown (Lwt)
11:50 a.m. – Women's V8 – Rhode Island, George Washington, Drexel
12:00 p.m. – Men's V8 – Holy Cross, Drexel, Navy
12:10 p.m. – Men's V8 – George Washington, MIT, Michigan
12:20 p.m. – Men's V8 – Georgetown, FIT, Hobart