Women's novice 8 boat earns big victory over Bates

GREENE, Maine -- The Colby College women's novice 8 earned a win over Bates College in a tight race at the President's Cup in rowing competition against the Bobcats and Bowdoin College.

The novice 8 boat held on to beat Bates in 8 minutes, 4.5 seconds over the 2,000-meter course. The Bobcats had a runner-up time of 8:05.0.
 
"The novice women did a great job today and rowed a tough race in challenging conditions," Colby head coach Stew Stokes said. "The nature of the President’s Cup is that a lot of rowers from all the teams will row in more than one race and some of the women in our crew had just finished a race, got back to the dock, and went right back out to race again. They fought hard against a very competitive team and were able to come from behind late in the race and get a nice win.”
Rowers in the novice 8 were Alex Glowacky (coxswain), Cara Moynihan (8 spot), Marta Torelli (7), Rosie Kilcoyne (6), Carlin Schildge (5), Annabel McLaughlin (4), Maleah Gillette (3), Calista McLaughlin (2), and Katie Squires (1).
 
In varsity 8 racing, the Mules finished second in 8:14.23 to top-ranked Bates (7:35.69) and were in front of third place Bowdoin (9:25.99).
 
Colby had four rowers from the novice team racing in the varsity 8 boat. The rowers included: Renata Levine (coxswain), Elli Mapstone (8), Torelli (7), Ellie Krossa (6), Schildge (5), Kilcoyne (4), Gillette (3), Katy Donchik (2), and Helen Watson (1).
 
In second varsity 8 racing, the Mules finished third in 8:40.8 with Julia Manning (coxswain), Alessandra Grossman (8), Katie Squires (7), Cara Moynihan (6), Lilly Watson (5), Annabel McLaughlin (4), Ling MacLean (3), Kate Burke (2), and Helen Carroll (1) in the boat.
 
The third varsity 8 boat of Eleanor Parker (coxswain), Calista McLaughlin (8), Shannon Lamb (7), Emilie Ginn (6), Sammy Attia (5), Whitney Nash (4), Jackie Lermond (3), Catie O'Sullivan (2), and Mira DiSilvestro (1) took fourth in the second varsity 8 race in 9:22.6.
 
Colby's varsity 4 boat of Lillie Kontor (coxswain), Emily Visco (4), Charlotte Jones (3), Alison Obstler (2), and Anya Parauda (1) took third in 9:48.3.