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Female Crew Races at Cayuga Duals



ITHACA, NY – The Ithaca College women’s team had their first opportunity to race this weekend for the 2022 Spring season at Cayuga Duals. The race featured opponents from Williams College and Williams Smith College. The Regatta also held races for the IC Men’s Team, Bucknell University, Hobart College and Cornell University.

The first event of the day for the Bombers was the women’s four. IC’s lineup featured older people Holly Rybnick and Kelsey Lavine as well as junior Katrina Pohlmann and sophomores Emma Anderson and Melanie Belmont. The four took the win against the Herons with a final time of 8:39.14 to Williams Smith’s 9:27.42.

The next race for the women was the second varsity eight. The range included Devi de Oliveira, Emilie Lighthall, Edie McRoberts, Carlie Wohlfahrt, Erika Elcsisin, Brenna Hanraty, Madelyn Farber, Erin Trojan and Emma Hammel. The Bombers fell to Williams College by a margin of about six seconds. The last times for the boats were Ithaca, 7:39.37 and Williams Smith, 7:33.75.

The Bomber’s third varsity boat raced next, led by seniors Rachel Valentine and Grace Collins as well as juniors Lauren Hitesman and paige pimental. IC was beaten by William’s College who finished in 7:51.20. Ithaca finished the course in 8:27.19.

The next race for IC was the Novice Women’s Eight. It was the first racing experience for all the athletes in this boat. Women fell at William’s College. The Bombers clocked 8:35.63 while William’s College finished in 8:02.77.

The last race of the day for the Bombers was the most anticipated event, the women’s varsity eight. The lineup included a coxswain Michele Hyland and rowers Allison Arndt, Eliza is worth, Dania Bogdanovic, Taylor Volmrich, Izzy Ozkurt, Glenn Hartley, Karley Whalen and Laura Trainor. The heat included entries from all three schools.

The Bombers placed second in what was the closest race of the day. Williams College took first place with a final time of 7:41.20, IC finished behind them with a time of 7:43.10 and Williams Smith finished in 8:12.90.

The Bombers will practice this week in preparation for the Knecht Cup in Camden, New Jersey, next Saturday. Next, the team will face RIT at home on Cayuga Inlet on April 16.