April 28, 2014
Results, via Row2k
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown women's rowing team competed against George Washington and George Mason this past weekend on the Potomac River, racing for both the Georges Trophy and the Class of 1998 Cup. The Hoyas won the point totals over GW and George Mason (20 - 17.5 - 7.5) to claim the Georges Trophy and defeated GW (18 - 14.5) to win the Class of 1998 Cup.
"It was another great day for Georgetown across the board," Georgetown Head Coach Miranda Paris said. "It's been a very successful regular season for us. Consistent performances on race day is a result of consistent effort and intensity at practice. I'm very proud of our whole team for creating day-by-day what we need to perform when it matters."
"Our rivalry with George Washington is a privilege. It's awesome to have a great program right next door and they always bring a very high level of competitiveness each time we race."
On a day that consisted of ideal racing conditions - sunny, flat water and a slight tailwind - the Blue & Gray won both the varsity eight and second varsity eight races. The Hoyas' varsity eight boat crossed the finish line in a time of 6:24.1, beating the crew from GW by seven seconds (6:31.2) and George Mason by 13 seconds (6:31.0).
The second varsity eight won its race in a time of 6:36.8, beating the Colonials' boat by a four-second margin (6:40.90).
Georgetown's varsity eight squad consisted of coxswain Devon O'Brien (Seaville, N.J./Ocean City), stroke Carly McCaffrey (El Granada, Calif./St. Ignatius College Prep), Laura Collins (Caribou, Maine/Caribou), Christina Johnson (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow), Ally Flinn (Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade Juliene), Keara Schmeiser (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken), Samantha Smolka (Westport, Conn./Staples), Savannah Kochinke (San Francisco, Calif./The Lawrenceville School [N.J.]) and Meaghan Keefe (Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem Central). The second varsity eight was rowed by coxswain Sabrina Gosman (Newton, Mass./Winsor School), stroke Tegan Campia (Lake Forest, Ill./Kent School), Meaghan Bresnahan (Harleysville, Pa./Mount Saint Joseph), Margaret Dunne (Larchmont, N.Y./Convent of the Sacred Heart), Jen Bisgaier (Afton, Va./Western Albemarle), Jocelyn Hlawaty (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge), Courtney Cavanaugh (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham), Emily Buongiorno (Newton Square, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy) and Julia Butz (Ann Arbor, Mich./Greenhills).
In the varsity four race, the Hoyas were edged out by GW, 7:27.4 - 7:33.1. The Blue & Gray finished more than 10 seconds ahead of the crew from George Mason (7:43.7).
The varsity four "B" squad finished in a time of 7:40.0, behind the crew from GW (7:22.0) and more than 30 seconds ahead of George Mason (8:13.0).
In the varsity four, the Hoyas were rowed by coxswain Mikaela Medeiros (Reno, Nev./Reno), stroke Hanna Christoffersen (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge), Emma Thompson (Claremont, Calif./St. Lucy's Priory), Alex Livesay (Memphis, Tenn./Saint Agnes Academy) and Eleanor Birch (Newton, Mass./Winsor School). The varsity four "B" boat consisted of coxswain Jocelyn Kojzar (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill), stroke Sarah Varney (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy), Victoria Carroll (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton High School), Maggie Downing (Buffalo, N.Y./Nardin Academy) and Julia Hale (Green Bay, Wisc./Preble).
Georgetown will next compete in the EAWRC Eastern Sprints on Sunday, May 4. Racing will take place in Camden County, N.J.