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Rowing Finishes 25th at Head of the Charles Regatta

Oct. 22, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Michigan State’s varsity eight competed at the 53rd annual Head of the Charles Regatta Sunday, racing to a 25th place finish among the 36 entries in the Championship Eights event on Sunday in Cambridge, Mass.

·  Complete Results – Women’s Championship Eights
Head coach Matt Weise brought his varsity eight to the regatta for the third-straight season. The eight who competed Sunday consisted of junior coxswain Hannah Worth; stroke Becca Uebele (Sr.), No. 7. Lindsey Klei (Sr.), No. 6 Meaghan Faucher, No. 5 Nicole Marek (Sr.), No. 4 Katherine Willis (So.), No. 3 Annie Cantu (So.), No. 2 Clare Sutka (Jr.), and Bow seat Kasidy Higgins (Sr.).  
Worth, Faucher, Klei, and Higgins all competed at the Head of the Charles last season, while Uebele and Marek made their third appearance at the race for the Spartans.

The top two finishers were from Sudbury and USTC – Princeton. Sudbury won the race in a time of 14:48.423 while USTC – Princeton tallied a time of 15:00.167.

Washington was the top collegiate crew, finishing third, (15:03.167). MSU was clocked in with a time of 16:04.263 over the three-mile course (4,800 meters), which is more than double the customary 2,000 meter race the Spartans will undertake in the spring dual racing season.

MSU finished in front of Big Ten opponents Michigan and Minnesota, placing 30th and 31st respectively.

The Spartans finished 15th in last year’s regatta, coming in at a time of 17:46.080. The team improved upon that time by a full second this year.

The Head of the Charles, now having completed its 53rd annual event, is the largest two-day regatta in the world. From novice to masters, rowers aged 14 to 85 competed in the three-mile head race which attracts more than 300,000 spectators to the banks of the Charles River during Regatta weekend.



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