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Rowing Competes In The Sacred Heart Invitational

          Release: 04/01/2012
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SHELTON. CT – The Iona College men’s and women’s rowing teams faced off in their first competition of the spring at the Sacred Heart Invitational.

The men’s varsity eight+ finished second to Fordham “A” with a time of 6:31.1. The eight was made up of Coxswain junior Chrisanne Karcich, from stroke to bow, senior Ryan Rourke, senior Kyle Daly, sophomores Ernest Stinebrickner, Evan Johnson, Derek Krautkremer, Greg Badura, freshman Nick Bortells, and sophomore Rich Buchheit.

The varsity four+ of Karcich, Rourke, Daly, Bortells and Buchheit had a tough heat and finished fourth with a time of 7:40.1, behind Fordham “A”, Army “A”, and Fairfield.

The Iona Men’s “B” boat  coxed by freshman Frederick Carter, stroked by sophomore Chris Palma, Johnson, Krautkremer, and Badura finished last behind Fordham “B”, Army “B”, and Albany.

The men’s novice eight+ had a strong race finishing third and one second behind the winning boat from Albany. This race was coxed by Rebecca Silva and rowed by freshmen Robert Strobel, Ryan Harding, Nicholas Adams, Thomas Baik, Nicholas Bortells, Andrew Serino, Matthew Buchanan, and Carter.

In the men’s four + the boat of Strobel, Harding, Adams and Baik, coxed by Carter took third with a time of 7:53.9.

On the second day of competition, the men’s varsity eight+ came back for another fight placing second to Marist with a time of 6:46.4. Karcich coxed the boat followed by Rourke, Daly, Palma, Johnson, Krautkremer, Badura, Bortells, and Buchheit.

The men’s varsity four+ of Silva, Rourke, Daly, Bortells, and Buchheit placed third.

The men’s novice four+ closed the day on a high note for the men’s team, winning with a time of 8:11.5. 

The women’s Varsity eight+ placed third to Army and Fairfield in the petite final of the event. The boat was coxed by sophomore Michelle Morrison, Stroke to Bow, junior Jennifer Kearns, sophomore Amanda Kenny, freshman Amanda Boyle, freshman Elizabeth Dellinger, freshman Victoria Baio, freshman Mary Cain, senior Victoria Geiter, and Nicole Tobin.

The Iona Women took 1st in their WV 4+ heat with a time of 9:04.0. The four was made up of Morrison, Kearns, Kenny, Boyle and Dellinger. The women took third in the grand final behind Drake, and Army.

The Novice 8+ of Rebeca Silva, Boyle, Dellinger, freshman Olivia Sage, freshman Savannah Lang, Baio, Cain, Kara Urso and Tobin took first place with a time of 8:02.9 beating out Sacred Heart, Army, and Fordham.

The women’s 2nd Varsity 8+ placed last in the event. The boat was coxed by Silva and rowed by Sage, sophomore Elizabeth Morse, Lang, Sabrina Rocha, sophomore Ashley Tomblin, freshman Lindsey Gartner, Urso, and Phillicia Bacchus.

On the second day of competition, the women’s varsity eight boat had an upsetting last place due to an injury in the boat.

The second varsity eight finished behind Sacred Heart in a last place finish.

The women’s varsity four finished fifth, placing in front of Fairfield and Albany “B”. The line up was change due to an injury. The four was coxed by Morrison, Stroke to bow, Boyle, Kenny, Cain, and Dellinger.

The women’s novice eight took on a tough heat against Marist “A” and “B”, Fairfield, and Sacred Heart. The women placed fourth with a time of 8:35.9.

The next competition will take place in two weeks from Camden, NJ as the Gaels will compete in the Knecht Cup.
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