Rhode Island Sweeps Competition to Win George Washington Invitational

Rhode Island Sweeps Competition to Win George Washington Invitational

Complete Race Results

KINGSTON, R.I.
– Rhode Island dominated George Washington and Duquesne on the second day of the George Washington Invitational, sweeping both schools in head-to-head competition Saturday.

The Rams went  against the host Colonials during the morning session on the Potomac River. The Varsity 8+ team of coxswain Karen Petrik, Erika Pena, Emily Winslow, Sage Iacovazzi, Allie Reilly, Katie Shattuck, Jennae Alexander, Maddie Van Ummersen and Katie Usher got the morning started by winning its race by nearly 10 seconds. Rhody finished in 6:26.73, well ahead of GW's time of 6:36.50.

In the Second Varsity 8+ race, the team of coxswain Brenna Kelly, Sarah Dudinski, Madalyn Saporito, Erin Shober, Kat Gillies, Anna Sampson, Kira McCully, Tinsley Copeland and Kelsey Williams won a thriller by 4.23 seconds. URI's time of 6:35.41 was just enough to hold off the Colonials (6:39.64).

The Varsity Four+ boat of coxswain Tory Bauer, Mekenzie Mattheson, Morgan Cody, Josie Grady and Julia Fortin ended the morning session with a big win. Rhody finished in 7:10.78, nearly 15 seconds ahead of George Washington (7:25.53).

Against the Dukes in the second session of racing, Rhode Island won by bigger margins. In the Varsity 8+ race, the Rams won by more than 26 seconds, 6:20.98 to 6:47.60. The result in the Second Varsity 8+ was similar, with URI posting a time of 6:40.75 and Duquesne finishing in 7:04.15.

Rhody's Varsity Four defeated Duquesne. The Rams had a time of 7:25.72, while the Dukes finished in 7:42.31

Rhode Island will be back in competition next weekend when it travels to the Cherry Hill Invitational Saturday, April 20. It is one of two events for the Rams leading into the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship.

Rhode Island Race Results
Varsity 8
Rhode Island – 6:26.73
George Washington – 6:36.50

Rhode Island – 6:20.98
Duquesne – 6:47.60

Second Varsity 8
Rhode Island – 6:35.41
George Washington – 6:39.64

Rhode Island – 6:40.75
Duquesne – 7:04.15

Varsity Four
Rhode Island – 7:10.78
George Washington – 7:25.53

Rhode Island – 7:25.72
Duquesne – 7:42.31

Rhode Island Lineups
Varsity 8+ (11-11)
Cox     Karen Petrik
Stroke  Erika Pena
7 Seat  Emily Winslow
6 Seat  Sage Iacovazzi
5 Seat  Allie Reilly
4 Seat  Katie Shattuck
3 Seat  Jennae Alexander
2 Seat  Maddie Van Ummersen
Bow    Katie Usher

Second Varsity 8+ (6-16)
Cox     Brenna Kelly
Stroke  Sarah Dudinski
7 Seat  Madalyn Saporito
6 Seat  Erin Shober
5 Seat  Kat Gillies
4 Seat  Anna Sampson
3 Seat  Kira McCully
2 Seat  Tinsley Copeland
Bow    Kelsey Williams

VARSITY 4+ (11-9)
Cox     Tory Bauer
Stroke Mekenzie Mattheson
3 Seat  Morgan Cody
2 Seat  Josie Grady
Bow    Julia Fortin