Big Stride For Women's Rowing

Big Stride For Women's Rowing


Location: Head of the Snake Regatta, Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury, MA

Weather: Sunny and breezy, 55 degrees; on the race course it was a headwind out of the NE at 6 to 10 mph.



Crew A

Coxswain: Lizzy Conover-Prentiss

Stroke: Sara Ackerman

7: Rebecca Carney-Bravemen

6: Sarah Fagan

5: Megan Reid

4: Christina Carbone

3: Shannon Mahoney

2: Josie Gelfin

1: MacKenzie Blair


Crew B

Coxswain: Gaby Headley

Stroke: Lindsay Adam

7: Sarah Eggert

6: Rebecca Slate

5: Mary Rose Cascina

4: Jaedanna Kutz

3: Amy Erskine

2: Luisa Ventura

1: Avis Anderson



- Race Distance 4,000 meters

- 19 crews raced in the event representing 11 teams from the northeast; JWU-A rowed the course in a time of 20:54.03 placing 11th and JWU-B finished the course in a time of 25:43.7 rounding out in 19th.


HIGHLIGHTS: JWU-A beat Smith-A by 9.7 seconds and Mount Holyoke-A by over a minute. 



"Beating Smith College and Mount Holyoke is a fantastic way to make our debut on Lake Quinsigamond.   Both crews rowed their hearts out and had a great experience. Hats off to freshman Gaby Headley who coxed her 1st race and safely maneuvered her team over the 4,000 meter race course.  We still have work to do and will be spending the next two weeks working on solid technique and endurance". - Coach McLean



"It was hectic launching from the dock, but as soon as we were clear, it was more familiar, it felt like I was at practice.  It was exciting to be racing and it was a thrill to cross the finish line." - Freshman Avis Anderson

"I was super excited to have my first race with the team, we really came together and I could feel us pushing harder and harder as we raced to the finish!" Senior Sara Ackerman



JWU - Head of the Charles on Saturday, October 17th in Boston, Mass.