SARASOTA, Fla. (April 6, 2019) – Led by a third place finish from the Novice 8, Rollins women's rowing team posted a seventh place finish at the 2019 FIRA Championships in Sarasota.
Margaret Stewart, Alyssa Murphy, Britta Brown, Elsa Heisler, Natasha Kusibab, Sofie Gilbert, Allison Munden, Anna Belle Warren, Suzanna DeCosta was third in the Freshman/Novice 8 race, posting a time of 7:41.23. The Tars boat finished just behind Florida and Embry-Riddle while beating Nova Southeastern and Tampa.
The Tars Varsity 4 (Robinson, Berry, Stewart, Wamester, Talucci) was third in its heat and took fourth in the final. Its time of 7:44.01 was just a second behind runner-up Stetson and half a second behind third place Florida. Rollins beat SSC rival Barry by half a second.
The Novice 4 (Stewart, Murphy, Brown, Heisler, Kusibab) on its heat by seven seconds and was fourth in the grand final. Stewart, Munden, Gilbert, DeCosta and Warren teamed to take third in the Novice 4 "B" final.
The Tars are next in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for the SIRA Championship, April 19-20.