Varsity 8 Secures Second at Kerr Cup

Varsity 8 Secures Second at Kerr Cup

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Varsity 8 boat continued its strong spring season with a second-place finish out of six competitors to pace Franklin & Marshall's women's rowing team at the Kerr Cup on Saturday.

Complete results can be found here.

A boat of Kathryn Benedetto (coxswain), Katherine Cousart (8), Allison Hoffmann (7), Sarah Nelson (6), Teresa Chappell (5), Jessica Radlo (4), Erin Smith (3), Jillian Goss-Holmes (2) and Leah Issokson (1) secured first in their early morning heat to advance into the Grand Final. In the championship race, the group finished at 6:58.88, just seconds behind Rochester in first (6:53.49). 

F&M's Varsity 8 B Boat of Emilie MacDonald (coxswain), Jamie Davidow (8), Caroline Stolfi (7), Rachel Topper (6), Annette Von Jaglinsky (5), Helen Nelson (4), Margaret Stoner (3), Rebecca McCain (2), Anna Berrettini (1) also advanced into the Grand Finals where they placed fifth at 7:41.80. 

Competition continues on Sunday when the Diplomats face Hamilton and Union College in Rome, N.Y.