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Canisius Rowing participate in races at Kerr Cup



CANISIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. -- The Canisius rowing program continues its 2018 spring season on Saturday, as the Griffs participated at the 52nd Kerr Cup in Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Griffs' first varsity eight consisting of Misa GambleMax McGuireSydney BichselBrooke StanleyJessica FabianShannon PritzkerTara FederowEmma Vicaretti and Alexandra Heinz reached the petite finals and placed second out of six boats in that heat with a time of 7:46.29.

Women's Varsity Eight   
Petite Final
1. St. Joseph's      - 7:38.13
2. Canisius          - 7:46.29
3. Loyola (MD)      - 7:57.08
4. West Point        - 8:04.33
5. Robert Morris    - 8:04.98
6. Fairfield            - 8:16.97

Final
1. Rhode Island    - 7:10.98
2. Drexel             - 7:18.98
3. Fordham          - 7:22.16
4. Marist              – 7:22.99
5. Lehigh             - 7:28.11
6. Colgate            - 7:37.40
 
The Golden Griffins second varsity eight made-up of Grace Horner, Kenzie McGuire, Bridget LillisCat Gallagher,Audrey RiemanMadeline KurkaPatricia BeaulieuMichelle Turner and Melissa Frank finished fifth out of five vessels in Heat 1 of the preliminaries, coming in with a time of 8:02.24.
 
Women's Second Varsity Eight   
Heat 1
1. Rhode Island     - 7:36.67 
2. Lehigh              - 7:53.68
3. Fairfield            - 7:55.31
4. St. Joseph's       - 8:01.26
5. Canisius           - 8:02.24
                                  
Final
1. Rhode Island     - 7:20.00
2. Drexel              - 7:25.23
3. Fordham           - 7:36.43
4. Lehigh              - 7:41.13
5. Marist               - 7:47.71
6. Fairfield            - 7:49.73
 
The Blue and Gold's varsity four comprised of Gianna OrtolaniSara RuszczykAnezka KrobotHannah Whelan andAndrea Kraft came in third out of five boats in Heat 2 of the preliminaries, with a time of 8:50.64.
 
Women's Varsity Four
Heat 2
1. Fairfield              - 8:30.17
2. St. Joseph's        - 8:43.43
3. Canisius            - 8:50.64
4. Robert Morris     - 8:57.80
5. Iona A               - 9:00.52


Final
1. Drexel               - 8:13.70
2. Lafayette           - 8:22.99
3. Fairfield             - 8:39.11
4. Rhode Island      - 8:44.42
5. St. Joseph's        - 8:55.98
6. Lehigh                - 9:05.43
 
Coach Brace's Post Regatta Comments
"After a quick turnaround from the Cooper River Invitational, we were able to see five teams from our conference today at the Kerr Cup. We learned a lot about ourselves as a program today and are ready to move forward as we prepare for our only home race on April 29th."

UP NEXT
Canisius hosts its lone home regatta, the Black Rock Cup, on Sunday, April 29 at the West Side Rowing Club in Buffalo, N.Y. The regatta kicks-off at 9 a.m.