Women’s Rowing Battles at Dad Vail

Women’s Rowing Battles at Dad Vail

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's varsity 4+ boat advanced to the women's DII and DIII grand final at the 77th annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia on Saturday, battling to a sixth-place finish in the event. 

A boat of Kathryn Benedetto (coxswain), Katherine Cousart, Allison Hoffmann, Teresa Chappell and Sarah Nelson reached the final race with an impressive third-place showing in the semifinals with a time of 7:38.024.  The top-four teams advanced, as Mercyhurst took first with a time of 7:31.203.

In the finals, the Diplomats claimed sixth after wrapping up the race at 7:40.845. Barry registered the win at 7:22.192, followed by Merrimack (7:25.314) and Humboldt (7:26.381). 

The event concludes the season for F&M as the Diplomats will return to action in the spring.