WORCESTER, Mass. - The Mount Holyoke College rowing team concluded its 2018-19 season on Sunday afternoon, competing in the National Invitational Rowing Championship on Lake Quinsigamond. Amidst rainy conditions, the Lyons saw both boats advance to the Third Level Final of their respective races.
The varsity eight was next in action, competing in heat three of three with a time of 7:34.439 in a heat filled with competivie crews. The Lyons earned sixth overall to advance to the Third Level Final as well. Against UNH, St. Lawrence, Clark, RIT and Simmons, Mount Holyoke powered its way to second in the final. MHC posted a time of 7:13.591, finish just behind race-winner UNH (7:10.947).
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).