Worcester, MA --- The varsity eight captured the petite final and two other varsity boats earned medals for WPI at the New England Rowing Championships on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday. As a team, the Engineers amassed 37.33 points to finish sixth out of 24 schools.
The varsity eight found itself in a loaded morning heat, posting a time of 6:18.133 to finish fourth, trailing BC (6:10.203), Williams (6:13.155) and Wesleyan (6:13.576) and ahead of Tufts (6:25.050), UMass (6:38.879) and UMass Lowell (7:25.739). The afternoon saw the Boynton Hillers take a tightly-contest petite final that saw four of the seven boats finish within five seconds. WPI crossed the finish line in a winning time of 6:24.165, edging Tufts (6:26.866), Middlebury (6:28.234) and Colby (6:29.294).
The second varsity eight claimed victory in its AM heat before falling to Williams by less than a half a second in the grand final. The Engineers registered a time of 6:24.867 to topple Wesleyan (6:28.497), Trinity (6:30.661), UMass (6:35.216) and Colby (6:46.644) in the morning than trimmed over four seconds (6:20.626) in the nail-biting PM finals.
Due to the size of the field, the third varsity just competed in the afternoon and the Crimson and Gray picked up a bronze medal. WPI crossed the finish line in a time of 6:35.930, just behind Wesleyan (6:30.765) and Bates (6:33.928) and well ahead of Tufts (6:49.420), Williams (6:52.595) and Boston College (6:57.709).
The men's novice eight took home a fifth place showing (7:08.629) in the petite final after an identical placing (7:03.777) in its morning heat.
Men's Rowing concludes its season on Sunday, May 10th in the ECAC National Invitational on Lake Quinsigamond.
Julianna Mello (Dartmouth, MA) - Coxswain
Kendell Cotton (Harvard, MA)
Matt Foley (Pepperell, MA)
Norm Harris (Gilford, NH)
Jackson Krupnick (Asheville, NC)
Keegan Cole (Spencer, MA)
Liam Rucker (Oakton, VA)
Danny Singer (Eldersburg, MD)
Matt Deptula (Budd Lake, NJ)
Second Varsity Eight
Kelsey Regan (Winchendon, MA) - Coxswain
Michael Beinor (Sutton, MA)
Nick Cebry (Bedford, MA)
Brede Doerner (Branford, CT)
Joe Sperry (Northampton, MA)
Dean Schifilliti (Ossining, NY)
Paul Esteve (Colchester, CT)
Michael Eaton (Exeter, NH)
Keegan Train (Minnetonka, MN)
Third Varsity Eight
Sarah Terwilliger (Guilford, CT) - Coxswain
Jack Perry (Londonderry, NH)
Ryan Killea (Hillsborough, CA)
Jeremy Hemingway (Westford, MA)
Paul Danielson (Niskayuna, NY)
Zach Estrella (Berkley, MA)
Jack Harding (Lee, MA)
Nicholas Carabillo (Simsbury, CT)
Scott Cazier (Wheat Ridge, CO)
Kenedi Heather (Taunton, MA) - Coxswain
Zack Lingham (Guilford, CT)
Devin Stevens (Northbridge, MA)
James Vorosmarti (Center Valley, PA)
Jonathan Metzger (Glastonbury, CT)
Gavin Yu (Changchun, China)
Jeremiah Leonard (Lyme Center, NH)
Alex Legere (Hooksett, NH)
Alex Kasparek (Brookline, NH)