LEWISBERRY, Pa. – A pair of third-place finishes propelled the Johnson & Wales University rowing team to a second-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championship. The 2,000-meter race was held at Gifford Pinchot State Park.
Washington College won its seventh-straight championship with a score of 69 points. The Wildcats were second with 59, beating Stockton by a point.
Both of the Varsity 8 races were within two seconds of each other. Tatiana Windley was the coxswain and Olivia Fougere the stroke as the Wildcats turned in a time of 8:10.00 in the prelims and an 8:11.76 to take third in the Grand Final. JWU pulled away from Stockton in the last 300 meters to get the edge in the team race.
The second Varsity 8 improved by nearly a minute from the morning to the afternoon. With Lauren Rohde as the coxswain and stoke Caroline Donahue, JWU won its preliminary race with a time of 9:17:09 then turned around to cross the line in 8:18.11 to take third in the Grand Final.
The Wildcats travel to the New England Rowing Championships on Saturday at Lake Quinsigamond.