WORCESTER, Mass. – The women's crew team competed in the McLaughlin Cup in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday morning, highlighted by a first-place finish for the second Varsity 8 boat.
The Varsity 8 composed of Nicole Rizzutto, Olivia Pearson, Clara Babbott-Ward, Allison Quintana, Rachelle Flowers, Lydia Paddock, Hannah Xu, Emma Porrazzo and Sarah Osborn earned a third-place finish with a time of 7:11.82. WPI won the race with a time of 7:03.70 with Smith just behind in 7:08.02.
The second V8 (Nikki Pallat, Monica Rao, Eva Phelps, Sonja Welch, Mackenzie Wiley, Eleanor Highleyman, Sam Hill, Josephine Roudebush and Jemma Blazina crossed the finish line in first with a time of 7:21.63, five seconds ahead of WPI (7:26.23).
In the third V8 (Chase Ames, Kai Burton, Sarah Paulson, Celia D'Amato, Meghan Heffernan, Alina Widmann, Francesca Myhrvold, Emily Frazier-Abel and Annabelle Lesser) the squad earned runner-up honors with a time of 7:40.14, just behind Smith (7:34.50).