CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Franklin & Marshall's women's rowing team opened the spring portion of its 2015 schedule on Saturday in Cherry Hill, N.J., competing at the 33rd Memorial Murphy Cup Regatta.
Taking part in the DII/DIII varsity 8+ event, a boat of Nicole Maurici (coxswain), Amalia Hack (8), Allison Hoffmann (7), Katherine Cousart (6), Teresa Chappell (5), Sarah Nelson (4), Anna Kohler (3), Kathryn Benedetto (2) and Jamie Davidow (1) reached the finals with a second-place showing and a time of 7:51.30 in their opening heat.
In the finals, the Diplomats registered a fifth-place showing at 7:40.20. Mercyhurt took first at 6:54.02, followed by Bates in second (7:06.46) and Philadelphia in third (7:11.23).
Complete results from Saturday's race can be found here.
F&M returns to the water on Saturday, competing against the University of Charleston and Philadelphia U. in Conshohocken, Pa.