By JOSHUA SOMMERS
On Sunday, the women’s rowing team competed in the 51st Head of the Charles regatta in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cornell, along with 31 other competitors representing colleges around the world, raced five kilometers along the curvy Charles River and finished with a time of 17:23.990, good for a 22nd place finish. “We did not have our best performance,” said head coach Elizabeth Dennison, “In this deep and competitive field, we need to perform our best. Though this was certainly not due to lack of effort from the athletes.”
Standing in the way of the team’s goals for this race was intense competition, including the Red’s Ivy League rivals and other strong teams, such as last season’s NCAA runner-up, University of California. California continued its momentum into the 2015-16 season with a first place finishing time of 15:58.626 on Sunday.