Oct. 21, 2004
Stanford, CA - The Stanford Women's Crew team will kick off their fall racing season this Sunday at the 40th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The Cardinal will start tenth in the Women's Champ 8 event that has over forty entries. The event covers 5000 meters on the Charles River which is over twice the distance of the spring championship race course. The start order of the event is determined by the finish of last year's event which had Stanford finishing sixth collegiately and tenth overall.
Among the entries is a boat from US Rowing which is comprised of many 2004 Olympians including Stanford junior and silver medalist Sam Magee. Magee is back at Stanford after a year away from the Farm training with the US Olympic team. Magee will join the Stanford team later in the season.
The Stanford lineup includes: Kelly Garneski(coxswain), Missy Fiesler(8), Stephanie Connolly(7), Abby Loughrey(6), Alexis Peterson(5), Carly York(4), Liz Harrison(3), Kerry Birk(2), Margit Zwemer(1).
Go to http://www.hocr.org for complete event coverage.