No. 2 women’s rowing wins all three races on Lake Quinsigamond

The No. 2 Bates women's rowing team won all three races on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

WORCESTER, Mass. -- The No. 2 nationally-ranked Bates College women's rowing team won all three races on Lake Quinsigamond today, facing Holy Cross and MIT.

The Bobcats varsity eight took first with a time of 7:02.9. Bates finished 10.57 ahead of second place MIT (7:13.47). Holy Cross took third, crossing the finish line in 7:37.63.

In the second varsity eight race, Bates boats took first and second place. The Bobcat second varsity eight claimed first place in 7:12.4. The Bates third varsity eight was next with a time of 7:30.09. MIT was second (7:52.82) finishing 40.42 seconds behind Bates' second varsity eight. Holy Cross was third (8:12.39.) The Crusaders broke their six seat rigger 500 meters into the race.

The Bobcats also won the varsity four race. Bates logged a time of 8:20.88, crossing the finish line 8.06 seconds ahead of Holy Cross (8:28.94).

Bates will be back on the water tomorrow, April 28, when they host the Presidents Cup Regatta. Racing begins at 9 a.m.

Bates V8 lineup: Bow: Grace Smith; 2: Emma Wheeler; 3: Grace Bake; 4: Catharine Berry-Toon; 5: Hannah Beams; 6: Sally Harris Porter; 7: Hannah Fitts;  Stroke: Lena Rintell; c: Elizabeth Folsom

Bates 2V8 lineup:  Bow: Saylor Strugar; 2: Claudia Glickman; 3: Emma York; 4: Sophie Claus; 5: Lillian Kinder; 6: Elizabeth Fischer 7: Phoebe Long; Stroke: Grace Murnaghan; c: Elise Grossfeld

Bates 3V8 lineup: Bow: Sydney Paul; 2: Elizabeth Fairman; 3: Kathryn Richards ; 4: Martha Bishop; 5: Carla Guichard; 6: Elizabeth Johnson; 7: Elektra Smicka; Stroke: Sophia Marota ; c: Maya Seshan

Bates V4 lineup: Bow: Olympia Fisher; 2: Adrianne Crawford; 3: Grace Purinton; 4: Emma Vieten; c: Kathryn Brown