BOSTON, Mass. - The Sacramento State women’s rowing squad raced to an 11th place finish out of 20 boats in the Championship Fours event at the prestigious Head of the Charles Sunday afternoon on the Charles River.
The Championship Fours was the only event in which the Hornets competed. The Head of the Charles, which is currently in its 42nd year, is recognized as the largest two-day rowing event in the world with more than 7,500 athletes from around the world competing in 26 different race events. The Regatta annually attracts up to 300,000 spectators.
Sacramento State finished with a time of 19:12.35, a little more than eight seconds slower than 10th-place finishing Princeton (19:03.92). The University of British Columbia placed first with a time of 17:58.20. The event’s race course starts at the Boston University boat house and goes almost immediately under the combination of a railroad trestle bridge and the B.U. Bridge. It then proceeds through five triple-arch bridges to the finish line approximately three miles upstream.
Sacramento State used the following lineup in today’s race: Ashley Platner at coxswain, Aimee Chenard at stroke, Constance Deslauriers at three, Janine LaCrosse at two and Kristin Carlson at bow. That same lineup placed first at last weekend’s season-opening Head of the Port of Sacramento.
Complete results of today’s race can be accessed by clicking on the link above the story.
Sacramento State returns to the water on Saturday, Oct. 28, when the team hosts the Head of the American at Lake Natoma.