USC Rowing Races Hard Against Harvard and Yale

    April 22, 2017

    BOSTON, Mass.--The No. 13 USC women’s rowing team showed great promise as they competed against two of the strongest programs in the country in Ivy League opponents No. 6 Yale and No. 16 Harvard on the Charles River in Boston, Mass. on Saturday (April 22).

    “It was an amazing opportunity for us to be part of such a great tradition and to be welcomed by both Harvard and Yale to participate in a race which is really sacred to them,” said USC rowing head coach Zenon Babraj. “I am grateful to Liz (Harvard head coach) and Will (Yale head coach) for the invitation and hospitality and especially for the hard fought and exciting racing. Unfortunately this time we came up a little short, losing narrowly to Yale in the Varsity and four. However I thought both races were solid, especially considering the time change and difficult weather conditions with low temperatures and wind. We are looking forward to another challenging day of racing with Brown in Providence tomorrow.”

    The Trojans were ahead in the opening race of the day, but USC’s Varsity Four placed second with a time of 7:08.040 just behind Yale’s 7:06.905 as the Bulldogs pushed past the Trojans in their final 10 strokes. USC then placed third in the 2V8 race with a 6:50.386 time. Finally, USC’s Varsity Eight defeated Harvard with a time of 6:21.637, but placed second behind Yale by two seconds.

    For a full list of finishes and boatings, please see below.

    USC will hit the waters of the Seekonk River in Providence, R.I. as they face No. 9 Brown tomorrow (April 23) beginning at 8 a.m.

    USC vs. HARVARD and YALE
    Charles River | Boston, Mass.
    Saturday, April 22, 2017




    1 6:19.102 Yale 1 6:31.200 Yale 1 7:06.905 Yale
    2 6:21.637 USC 2 6:32.114 Harvard 2 7:08.040 USC
    3 6:33.994 Harvard 3 6:50.386 USC 3 7:24.746 Harvard
    USC 1V8 USC 2V8 USC 1V4
    Bow Sofia Sobotta Bow Kate Melberg Bow Caroline McMorrow
    2 Ida Gørtz Jacobsen 2 Alice Thompson 2 Kendall Sinosky
    3 Sasha Varekova 3 Erika Blumberga 3 Kasia Pilch
    4 Radka Novotnikova 4 Isabel Fitter Stk Krete Koovit
    5 Chloe Brew 5 Sawyer Chenen Cox Chloe Chrysikopoulos
    6 Nikoline Laidlaw 6 Lena Schröder    
    7 Athina Angelopoulou 7 Katie Hubert    
    Stk Astrid Steensberg Stk Brooke Downes    
    Cox Kaelyn Ibold Cox Madeline Young