WORCESTER, Mass. - It was a solid day of competition for Mount Holyoke College rowing, which competed at the 2019 New England Rowing Championships on Lake Quinsigamond. The Lyons, who are ranked 14th-nationally in Division III, saw its varsity eight advance to the Petite Finals.
The varsity eight opened the day in heat three of three for all 19 competing boats. The winner of the heat was 4th-ranked Wellesley with a time of 6:43.677, followed by 5th-ranked Wesleyan with a mark of 6:50.402. Colby, who is tied in the national rankings at 14 with MHC, was third with a mark of 6:53.457. The Lyons took fourth overall with a time of 6:56.457.
With its fourth-place finish, the Lyons advanced to the Petite Finals, which saw a number of national ranked boats. MHC finished sixth overall with a time of 7:23.967. Tufts, which is 12th-nationally, won with a time of 7:12.507, followed by Coast Guard with a time of 7:14.212. Colby was third (7:14.557), followed by Division I Vermont (7:19.367), Trinity (7:19.397) and the Lyons.
In the Lyons boat was In the varsity eight for the Lyons was senior coxswain Zoe Zelkowitz (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), first year Simran Kaur (Hanover, N.H./Hanover), junior Hannah LeBlanc (Portland, Ore./Sunset), first year Jocelyn Greer (Glen Rock, N.J./Academy for Business & Finance), junior Elizabeth Hazen (Brookline, Mass./Brookline), sophomore Casey Roepke (Burlingame, Calif./Crystal Springs Uplands School), first year Xena Ault (Forest Park, Ill./Trinity), junior Lainie LaRonde (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) and first year Audrey Shannon (Milton, Ga./Cambridge).