WORCESTER, Mass. – The Assumption rowing team competed at the New England Rowing Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday, putting forth a strong showing with its Varsity 8 boat.
The team has just competed in the Varsity 8 two other times at the regatta (1986, 1992) and despite rough conditions, the Hounds put forth a strong time of 8:21.29 to finish sixth overall and reach the final. In the race they beat Conn. College by nine seconds after falling to them by two seconds a month ago. Assumption reached the final for the first time in program history but it was canceled due to the poor conditions.
Varsity 8 Boat:
Coxswain: Madison Goodrow (Hopkinton, Mass. / Bancroft School)
Stroke: Abby Boyko (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Michelle Byrnes (Oakdale, N.Y. / St. John the Baptist Diocesan)
Alexis Gibbons (Shirley, Mass. / St. Bernard's Central Catholic)
Lily Vartanian (Vernon, Conn. / Rockville)
Karolina Dzieminski (Webster, Mass. / Bartlet)
MaryHope Gardner (Deep River, Conn. / Valley Regional High School)
Renee Leavitt (Woburn, Mass. / Austin Prep)
Hannah Avard (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester West)
Assumption concludes its season this Friday when the team competes at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia.