Diplomats Compete at Murphy Cup; Women Take Second
The women's varsity 8 team of Jan Heddens-cox, Brittany George-stroke, Alex Merrick, Morgan Burgess, Caitlin Knierim, Seymone Killins, Katie Winfree, Allison Ercolano, Haley Post placed 2nd (of 9) at Murphy Cup today in the DII/DIII event. The team came in second in their heat, less than two seconds behind Bryn Mawr, and ended up with the second fastest time of the six crews that qualified for the
In the final, the team took an early lead by shooting off the start, but were overtaken by Washington College within the first 500 meters of the 2,000m race. They didn't let the Washington crew get away, putting together a great sprint in the final 300 meters to finish second to Washington by four seconds. F&M held off the Bryn Mawr crew who finished about eight seconds behind in third place.
The women's 2nd varsity 8 crew of Sara Homayouni-cox, Kate Emert-stroke, Emma Cedar, Emilia Harband, Olivia Hill, Roni Setton, Laura Morse, Laura Blasi, Sabrina Brown rowed a gutsy race, storming back to finish 4th in their heat after falling well behind on a botched start, but were eliminated in the heat.
Felipe Barron-cox, David Kaess-stroke, Greg Hershman, Danny Falciani, Marc Nelissen, Will Riegel, Clement Hsu, Ho Hong Lau, Buck Wolters made up the the men's varsity 8 crew. The team faced their toughest competition of the season and did not advance out of heats.
The teams will compete at the Bryn Mawr Invitational located in Conshohocken, Pa. next Saturday.