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Rowing Opens Spring Season

          Release: 04/01/2017
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Shelton, CT – The Iona College men’s and women’s rowing programs opened up their spring seasons against Fairfield, Sacred Heart, and Manhattan on Saturday morning. Each squad competed in two varsity-8 competitions. The varsity-4 competitions were cancelled due to heavy wind and current.

In the first race against Fairfield, the Gaels placed second in a time of 7:45.1. The boat was headed by coxswain Bianca Mesqueue and followed by Logan Pietroforte, Edward Gonzalez, Christian Carstensen, Barry James, John Hidalgo, Abraham Bluestone, Patrick Drummond and Vito Roca.

In a race between all four teams, the Maroon & Gold placed third in the first varsity-8 behind Seton Hall and Fairfield respectively, finishing in 8:59.2. Coxswain Madisons Kirch led the boat, followed by Alexandra Arluna, Brittany Quirino, Reise Manchester, Bailey Kross, Allison Kaufman, Adrianna Solhjoo, Lindsay Lee and Willow Held-Pistone.

The third race saw the second Gaels varsity-8 boat finish behind the stags in a time of 8:02.5. With Tyler Reynolds at the helm, the boat was followed by Steven Quirino, Chad Doria, Matthew Laliberte, Michael Pellegrino, Tom Hoehmann, Rocco Borghetti, Tim Strowbridge and Brad Wheaton.

Iona placed third in the women’s second varsity-8 race, finishing in a time of 9:15.0. Coxswain Elise Tarrant was followed by Emily Solomos, Margaret Baik, Alessandra Danyo, Julianna Lorusso, Delia Fernandez, Luka Summers, Kate Tagliareni, and Christina Lamiroult.

The Gaels return to action next Saturday, Apr. 8 in Philadelphia to row against La Salle.


Men’s V8 (stern to bow)

Coxswain - Bianca Mesqueue
Logan Pietroforte
Edward Gonzalez
Christian Carstensen
Barry James
John Hidalgo
Abraham Bluestone
Patrick Drummond
Vito Roca

Men’s 2V8 (stern to bow)

Cowswain - Tyler Reynolds
Steven Quirino
Chad Doria
Matthew Laliberte
Michael Pellegrino
Tom Hoehmann
Rocco Borghetti
Tim Strowbridge
Brad Wheaton

Women’s V8 (stern to bow)

Coxswain - Madison Kirch
Alexandra Arluna
Brittany Quirino
Reise Manchester
Bailey Kross
Allison Kaufman
Adrianna Solhjoo
Lindsay Lee
Willow Held-Pistone

Women’s 2V8 (Stern to bow)

Coxswain- Elise Tarrant
Emily Solomos
Margaret Baik
Alessandra Danyo
Julianna Lorusso
Delia Fernandez
Luka Summers
Kate Tagliareni
Christina Lamiroult


FU - 7:05.3
Iona - 7:45.1

SHU - 7:47.4
FU - 8:10.0
Iona - 8:59.2
Man - 9:46.1

FU - 7:05.8
Iona - 8:02.5

FU - 8:20.0
SHU - 8:21.3
Iona - 9:15.0

FU A - 6:05.8
FU B - 6:35.2
SHU - 6:39.0
Man - 6:59.7

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