University of Delaware Tunes Up with Exhibition Races at University of Rhode Island
March 22, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
KINGSTON, R.I. -- The University of Delaware women’s rowing team took part in a one-day scrimmage against the University of Rhode Island Saturday afternoon with the Blue Hens competing in five events.
The day entailed multiple race style pieces with competition in the 4 x 500 meter and in the 2000 meters. The event was structured to allow both teams to change lineups, rate, and test out new race strategy. All pieces were with floating starts and there were no official times recorded.
"This trip was an excellent learning experience for UD Rowing,” said Delaware head coach Laura Slice. “We are going to see the payoff from this trip through the entire spring. The trip to URI confirmed that, as a team, Delaware will see great success this season."
Competing on Saturday were Marra Green, Meredith Rubin, Darra Finnerty, Courtney Williams, Rachael Conway, Lauren Kanaskie, Stephanie Lynch, Ashley Maguire, and Lauren Kolsky in the Varsity Eights; Hillary Levitz, Julia Cagney, Tori Drach, Bethany Callaway, Ally Crossman, Virginia Hall, Kristen Endres, Valerie Glace, and Alex Smart in the Second Varsity Eights; Maria Gallo, Sarah Slotoroff, Alexis Blandine, Rachel Boudart, Jenny Kohler, Angela Quinn, Meredith Murphy, Bethany Porter, Ivy Drexel, and Rachael Susman in the Novice Eights; Dianna Levin, Laura Wertman, Leanna Colubriale, Maeve Garlick, and Jamie Hedrick in the Varsity Fours; and Anna Sung, Sarah Baillie, Zara Reinoso, Martha Adjei, and Amanda Mullnack in the Second Varsity Fours.
Delaware will return to regular season action this Saturday, March 26, when the Blue Hens take part in the Murphy Cup Regatta beginning at 10 a.m. on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.