Roundup: Women’s Crew And Track Shine Over Weekend

Track and Field

The men’s and women’s track and field teams both headed down the road to compete in the UMass Minutemen Invitational this past Saturday, April 11. Both teams finished strong, with the men landing 11 top-10 finishes, and the women with seven first place finishes, grabbing the first spot out of eight teams.

The women accumulated 150 points to win the meet, just nudging out Northeastern with 147 points. Top finishes included Claudia DiSomma in the 800 meter, Madeline Davidson in the 1500 meter, Amanda Rickert in the 5000 meter, Margaret Mullins in the 10,000 meter, Shannon Ahern in the 400 meter hurdles, and Danna Levin in the 3000 steeplechase. Out in the field, javelin thrower Fallyn Boich finished third and qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championship with a throw of 37.48 meters. The women will go on to Yale for the “Mark Young” Invitational this weekend.

Nicholas Denari highlighted the men’s performances with a second place finish in the 10,000 meter with a PR time of 32:25.53 to claim a qualifying spot in the NEICAAA. Nicholas Nash also took second place in the 400 meter dash. This coming weekend, half the team will travel to California for the Mt. SAC relays while the rest will be competing at the Georgia Tech Relays.

Tennis

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams got served this past Friday, April 10, each falling 7-0 to Louisville and Georgia Tech respectively.

The men’s top performer was freshman Kent Mukai, who was able to bring his match against Cardinal’s Van Damrongsri to a tiebreaker, but couldn’t pull through and fell 15-13.

The women had a bit more luck, with three of the matches reaching tiebreak. Katya Vasilyev, Emily Safron, and Jessica Wacnik each were able to stay with their competitors to bring their matches to tiebreak, however they each couldn’t hang on until the end.

Rowing

After complications due to the lingering cold, the Women’s crew team was finally able to hit the water this past weekend at the The Knecht Cup on Mercer Lake in New Jersey.

The Eagles had strong performances overall, with the Varsity Eight taking third place in the final with a time of 6:48.47. Women’s second varsity also pulled in at fourth with a time of 6:59.51 and the third varsity boat pulled in first place in their final with a time of 7:08.02. The varsity four-man boat took the Grand Final at third place with a time of 7:45.00.

The Eagles will take the water next weekend at the Irving-Christensen Cup in Worcester, Mass.

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