By: Charlotte Brackett
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. â€“ The Dartmouth women’s rowing team officially opened the 2019-20 season on Sunday at the 55th annual Head of the Charles Regatta.
First held on Oct. 16, 1965, the Head of the Charles is the largest two-day regatta in the world, with 11,000 athletes rowing in over 1,900 boats in 61 events. It attracts roughly 400,000 spectators during regatta weekend and needs over 1,400 volunteers to make it run smoothly.
First in the Championship 4+, Dartmouth placed ninth (18:26.23). Coxed by Grace Hannam and stroked by Justine McGuire, the Big Green finished behind Syracuse (18:19.20) and a few seconds ahead of Cornell with its time of 18:33.61.
Dartmouth came 29th in the Championship 8+ with a time of 16:55.06. Coxed by Katie Erdos and stroked by Carter Nelson, the Green crossed the line seven seconds ahead of Bucknell (17:02.122).
Next up for Dartmouth will be the Foot of the Charles on Nov. 16.
Grace Hannam (C), Justine McGuire (S), Ava Koros (3), Anna Glasgow (2), Claire Campbell (B)
Katie Erdos (C), Carter Nelson (S), Rebecca Thomson (7), Molly Katarincic (6), Hanna Davis (5), Lucy Handy (4), Allison Smith (3), Aoibheann Holland (2), Ellie Urdang (B)