No. 1 women's rowing sweeps Presidents Cup regatta

The Bates women's varsity eight (right) races in the 21st Presidents Cup regatta on April 23, 2017 on the Androscoggin River in Greene, Maine. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

GREENE, Maine -- The No. 1 nationally ranked Bates women's rowing team coasted to a collective 10-0 record, winning all six women's races at the 21st Presidents Cup regatta, the first the college has hosted out of Bates' newly constructed boathouse.

Bates' varsity eight led the way with a big win, finishing the 2,000-meter course on the Androscoggin River in 7:35.06, more than 23 seconds ahead of Colby (7:58.23) and more than 35 seconds ahead of Bowdoin (8:10.5).

Bates went head-to-head against Colby in the W2V8 race, winning big again, 7:56.49 to 8:25.14.

Bates' WV4 (8:16.18) outraced Bowdoin (8:38.26) and Colby (8:53.9), and the Bobcats handily won at third varsity eights (8:18.29 to 8:39.57 over Colby), novice fours (8:33.63 to 9:08.92 over Bowdoin), and second varsity fours (9:11.99 to 9:51.09 against Bowdoin).


Bates Lineups:

WV8: Laura Rand (bow), Emma WheelerGrace MurnaghanOlivia StocklyRosemary KyneLena RintellHannah FittsMolly Pritz (stroke); Katherine Traquina (cox).

W2V8: Alex Salazar (bow), Claudia GlickmanSophia MerelasCara StarnbachPhoebe LongJessica VocaturoJulia MasonSophia Gottlieb (stroke); Abigail Bierman (cox).

W3V8: Sophie Claus (bow), Marianna PaoneEmily Disler, Amelia WilhelmMichaela HeffernanKathryn WeidmannIndia LissakElizabeth Johnson (stroke); Hanna De Bruyn (cox). 

WV4: Laura Rand (bow), Lena RintellRosemary KyneMolly Pritz (stroke); Katherine Traquina (cox).

WN4: Alex Salazar (bow), Emma Wheeler, Hannah FittsGrace Murnaghan; Maya Seshan (cox)

W2V4: Isabella Miller, Nadja Steiner, Elizabeth Collins, Sarah Fink