Oct. 20, 2007
Boston, MA - At the 43rd Head of the Charles Regatta, the Saint Mary's women's rowing team posted an eighth place finish out of 50 boats in the open club eight race. The Gaels started off in 42nd place, and passed seven boats en route to a time of 17:46.592 in the three-mile race.
In the last mile, freshman coxswain Marrah Galvin maneuvered the Gaels boat through two difficult situations. At the Weeks Bridge, Galvin got the Gaels through a tight squeeze, and at the Eliot Bridge, she avoided a three-boat crash, keeping the Gaels on a top-10 pace.
The Gaels took the water with a boat order of coxswain Marrah Galvin and rowers, stroke Sierra Timmer, Jennifer Tyndall, Jordan Bonadio, Johanna Timmer, Jackie Lindo, Sandra Pichelli, Ariele Elia, and Linzey Simonson. The eighth place finish is the best for the women's rowing team at the Head of the Charles Regatta.
The Gaels finished 30 seconds off the winning pace of the Tennessee varsity eight team, which crossed finish line in a time of 17:16.740. Alabama was second, Radcliffe Crew finished third, Yale was fourth, and Villanova rounded out the top-five.
The Gaels will return to the water on October 27 at the Head of the American on Lake Natoma.
43rd Annual Head of the CharlesWomen's Club Eight Results
1 Tennessee 17:16.7402 Alabama 17:20.5243 Radcliffe Crew 17:29.7724 Yale 17:33.1055 Villanova 17:37.7876 Iowa 17:38.5977 Dayton 17:43.2848 Saint Mary's 17:46.5929 Lake Union 17:46.79510 Marist 17:54.09311 Community 17:57.67512 Charles Campbel 17:57.83113 Northeastern 17:58.50314 Boston College 18:00.41215 River City 18:02.84316 Fat Cat 18:06.75317 Boulder 18:10.86418 Anacostia 18:11.32119 BMA Boat Club 18:17.12420 Holy Cross 18:23.41721 MIT Crew 18:24.63722 Holy Names Academy 18:26.40623 Alexandria Crew 18:32.04724 Mendota Rowing 18:33.85225 Riverside Boat 18:36.42326 Full Fare 18:37.19927 Messalonskee 18:39.52528 Community 18:41.28929 Trinity College 18:43.77130 Radcliffe Alumnae 18:45.54731 Colgate 18:50.08332 Charleston 18:54.09433 UMass Alumni 19:01.80334 Rusty Riggers 19:09.78535 Lions 19:10.42036 Capital 19:11.98337 Sacred Heart 19:14.37538 DeWolfe 19:24.16039 Prince William 19:36.73140 MIT Sloan 19:40.32941 Amherst Alumni 19:51.99342 Etats Unis 19:53.70543 Genesee Waterways 19:56.27544 Tufts 20:03.44345 Skidmore 20:08.08046 Penn State 20:30.18247 DeWolfe 20:31.32348 Middlebury Alumni 20:32.13749 Clemson 20:40.48450 Hild Bede Boat Club 21:38.955