WORCESTER --- WPI Women's Rowing's varsity eight concluded an impressive opening weekend of rowing Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond, edging Trinity in a tight race.
Faced with a shifting cross tailwind from the west, starboard, the Engineers pulled ahead early and then held off a late Bantam push. WPI won the race by just over two seconds - 7:02.65 to 7:04.94. The Crimson and Gray's second varsity eight also was in the race, turning in a stellar time of 7:10.60.
The Engineers are back in action Saturday on Lake Quinsigamond, facing off with NEWMAC foe Coast Guard.
Logan Rinaldi (Rumford, RI) - Coxswain
Jillian Earley (Needham, MA)
Lexi Baker (Candia, NH)
Leila Manojlovic (Stamford, CT)
Amelia Harvey (Weston, MA)
Alexandra Heline (Hebron, CT)
Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA)
Ashley Schuliger (Lewis Center, OH)
Emily Adams (East Greenwich, RI)
Second Varsity Eight
Emily Howard (Riverside, RI) - Coxswain
Merel Sutherland (Darian, CT)
Shelby Tweedie (Ware, MA)
Maren Cork (Seattle, WA)
Isabel Nearing (Cochecton, NY)
Tricia Smith (West Simsbury, CT)
Megan Tupaj (Amherst, NH)
Alana Guilbault (Bernardston, MA)
Alexa Freglette (Staten Island, NY)
Photo Courtesy Geoffrey Bolte