LEWISBERRY, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's rowing team battled on Saturday afternoon, registering a fourth-place showing out of six competing teams at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships held at Gifford Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry.
The Diplomats tallied 25 points on the day, while Washington College secured its third consecutive title with 38 points. Marietta came in second (37) followed by Bryn Mawr in third (30). North Park (20) and Richard Stockton (17) rounded out the competitors at the event.
Twenty-three of F&M's 25 points came from a varsity 8+ boat of Kathryn Benedetto (coxswain), Amalia Hack (8), Allison Hoffmann (7), Katherine Cousart (6), Teresa Chappell (5), Sarah Nelson (4), Larissa Kehne (3), Jamie Davidow (2) and Anna Kohler (1), who recorded a fourth-place finish at 7:23.1. Washington College won the race with a time of 7:04.5, followed by Marietta (7:08.88) and Bryn Mawr (7:22.97).
The Diplomats second varsity 8+ finished fifth in its race, when a boat of Danae Diaz (coxswain), Maayan Shalvi (8), Annette Von Jaglinsky (7), Rachel Topper (6), Shannon Johnson-Finn (5), Cylena Stewart (4), Kassala Collington (3), Leah Issokson (2) and Emilie MacDonald (1) crossed the line at 8:13.22.
At the conclusion of the championships, multiple F&M rowers earned All-MARC recognition. Hack and Cousart were named Varsity All-MARC, while Davidow earned Novice All-MARC honors. Davidow, Hoffmann and Kehne were also named MARC Academic All-Conference, which is awarded to rowers who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, are in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility and have competed in 75 percent of the varsity competitions or in the MARC Championships.
The Diplomats wrap up the season on May 8-9, traveling to Philadelphia to take part in the Dad Vail Regatta.