Women Take SecondCo-captain
and Victoria Parson
MIT women's crews rowed well in all of the three events they entered in the twenty-eighth annual Head of the Charles Regatta held on Sunday, October 18.
The women's club four beat the course record by thirty-four seconds with a time of 19:25.79. In a field of 41 boats, the only crew to row faster was the Rocky Mountain Rowing Club from Colorado, whose members were part of the national rowing team. MIT's crew passed five boats on its way to the finish line, including the Wesleyan crew and an alumnae four from Radcliffe. Capturing the silver from bow to stern were Victoria Parson '94, Rita Baranwal '93, Megan Jasek '94, Suzelle Tardif '93, and coxswain Candice Klug '94.
In the club eight event, MIT placed 11th out of 33 with a time of 18:39. Rowing from bow to stern were Gloria Ro '95, Heather Lee '95, Alexis Black '95, Christine Macauley '94, Nicole Gotti '95, Andrea Jensen '95, Amy Swanson '95, Tracy Adams '94, and coxswain Sherry Hsiung '95.
MIT also competed in the lightweight four event, placing 11th and 22nd out of 24 boats. In this event, which had several strong national training teams, MIT's four was the third fastest collegiate team. Finishing in a time of 19:54, rowing from bow to stern were Becky Berry '95, Diane Hodges '95, Bethany Foch '93, Sabrina Bernold '95, and coxswain Kristen Breslin '95. In the other four, with a time of 21:23, were Sandie Eltringham '94, Meelan Lee '95, Barb Sigmund '92, Tiina Hameenanttila '94, and coxswain Shilpa Hattangadi '95.
MIT graduate women also entered a four, finishing an excellent 5th place with a time of 19:52.33.