UM Varsity Eights Take Gold and Silver at the Florida Fall Regatta

Nov. 10, 2003

The University of Miami women’s rowing team concluded fall racing at the Florida Fall Freshman Regatta hosted by Florida Institute of Technology held on Canel 54 in Melbourne, Florida.

“The varsity crews performed well again this weekend,” said Head Coach Debra Morgan. “They will take a lot of excitement and momentum into winter training with them. The freshman squad felt the absense of Sarah Conlon who was out with a back injury, but rowed well nonetheless.” Junior oarswoman, Julie Crane* stepped up to replace Conlon in the JV eight which caused a ripple effect of line up changes all the way down the team.

Despite a strong headwind and an incoming tide, the varsity and JV eights placed first and second out of a pool of 13 varsity crews. “It’s great for our junior varsity crew to be able to beat all the other varsity crews in the state,” said Morgan. “That’s been our goal a couple of years now. We know we need to be utterly dominate in Florida in order to be on track for our goals nationwide.”

University of Miami results for the 2003 Florida Fall Freshman Regatta:

Varsity Eight’s

Entry 1: placed second with a time of 11:27Cox Laura Comeau8 Ashley Marincsin7 Jenny Krawec6 Jacqui Julien5 Caroline Stuart4 Ananda Chou3 Deirdre Curran2 Aoife Forde1 Jordanna Heywood

Entry 2: placed first with a time of 11:24Cox Jessica Martin8 Anna Cohen7 Bridget Gallagher6 Karen Wiley5 Sarah Conlon* (Julie Crane)4 Rachel Sander3 Laura Coltman2 Rachel Clausing1 Jenny Dunning

Entry 3: placed nineth with a time of 12:50Cox Hannah Bae8 Yassi Haririnia7 Jaquelene Heywood6 Taurii Coyne5 Julie Crane4 Tyler Merrill3 Erin Morris2 Katherine Sullivan1 Yennisha Pino

Varsity 4+

Entry ‘A’: placed first with a time of 13:13Cox Laura Comeau4-Ashley Marinscin3-Jenny Krawec2-Aoife Forde1-Jordanna Heywood

Entry ‘B’: placed second with a time of 13:50Cox Jessica Martin4 Jacqui Julien3 Caroline Stuart2 Ananda Chou1 Deirdre Curran

Entry ‘C’: placed sixth with a time of 14:07Cox Hannah Bae4 Yassi Haririnia3 Jaqui Heywood2 Taurii Coyne1 Julie Crane

Freshman/Novice 8+: placed second with a time of 13:08

Cox Meghan Leydecker8 Valerie Webb7 Ashley Via6 Alicia Alamar5 Marenda Chamberlin4 Sarah Stocks3 Erin Morris2 Molly Wilson1 Noelle Van Ee

Novice 4+

Entry ‘A’: placed first with a time of 14:05Cox Meghan Leydecker4 Karen Wiley3 Sarah Conlon* (Julie Crane)2 Valerie Webb1 Laura Coltman

Entry ‘B’: placed second with a time of 14:50Cox Hannah Bae4 Molly Wilson3 Ashley Via2 Alicia Alamar1 Marenda Chamberlin

Entry ‘C’: placed sixth with a time of 16:22Cox Caroline Fernandez4 Michelle James3 Sierra Wait2 Emily Tarleton1 Morgan Goodwin

Miami concludes the Fall season, but returns to action in the Spring of 2004.