Rowing Competes at Head of the Charles

By Sara Brooks, Assistant Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6219

BOSTON, MASS. -- The Willamette University women's rowing team competed on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Head of the Charles Regatta. Willamette had one boat participating on Saturday, with the Bearcats' second boat set to race on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Willamette's entry in the women's collegiate 4+ finished in 14th place with a time of 20:57.067. The team, which had received an automatic bid into the race, was made up of coxswain Erica Soma (Jr., Scotts Valley, CA), stroke seat Marguex Hunter (Fr., Ridgefield, WA), 3-seat Sarah Ferrier (So., Seattle, WA), 2-seat Heidi Hunt (So., Bellingham, WA) and bow seat Libby Tobey (So., Salt Lake City, UT). Trinity College won the race with a time of 19:15.668. There were 29 teams competing in the race.

Willamette's second boat, which got an at-large bid, will compete at 1:38 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday in the women's collegiate 8+ race. The team includes coxswain Linnea Schuster (Jr., Honolulu, HI), stroke seat Sarah Schroeder (So., Wilsonville, OR), 7-seat Kelsey White (So., Camp Sherman, OR), 6-seat Hilary Andrus (Sr., Chimacum, WA), 5-seat Gwen Hryciw (Fr., Portland, OR), 4-seat Geneva Hooten (Jr., Vancouver, WA), 3-seat Lea Griggs (So., Woodbury, MN), 2-seat Karina Hoogstede (So., Poulsbo, WA), and bow seat Hannah Waller (So., Bozeman, MT).

Willamette placed 14th in the women's collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Willamette placed 14th in the women's collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta.