WORCESTER, Mass. -- The Simmons University crew team's First Varsity Eight placed second at the Clark Invitational this morning on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.
The Sharks turned in a time of 7:01.00 in a tight race with Mount Holyoke College, which won on the 2000-meter course by just 1.3 seconds over Simmons. The Sharks finished over five seconds ahead of Clark University and more than 29 seconds ahead of University of Rochester.
Junior Ally Fecteau (Burlington, Conn.) took over the coxswain duties for the 1V, ahead of Simmons' familiar lineup from the previous day with sophomore stroke Samantha Kelsey (Salt Lake City, Utah) setting the tone ahead of first year Emily Niemi (Santa Clarita, Calif.), sophomore Steffi Gaehde (Brookline, Mass.), senior Peizhu Pam Qian (Beijing, China/Developing Virtue Secondary Girls School (Calif.)), junior Sabrina Belozerova (Newton, Mass.), junior Hannah Dike (Leominster, Mass.), senior Nicole Lee (North Reading, Mass.) and first year bow Maggie O'Byrne (Boston, Mass.).