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Women's Crew Begins Season with Ohio Wins

Sarah Black
Team Member

The varsity women's crew team started off their fall season this past weekend by sending an eight to the annual Head of the Ohio regatta on Saturday.

This boat was comprised of Lynn Yang '95, Jessica Oleson '96, Linda Rosenband '96, Andrea Jensen '95, Amy Geiffers '97, Sarah Black '96, Becky Berry '95, Sabrina Bernold '95, and coxswain Sherry Hsiung '95.

This team started off the day with an excellent 3-mile head race in the club eight event, and came away with first place by a margin of over 40 seconds.

The second race of the day was two hours later, this one a 500-meter sprint race. The women did not fare so well during this race, with violent wind and waves, and finished in fourth place.

The day ended well for the women in their third and final race: the championship eight. They had a seventh place finish, only a few seconds behind the fifth and sixth place finishers.

The women returned Sunday and have begun practicing for this weekend's Head of the Connecticut.