The Merrimack College women’s rowing team along with head coach Dave Lefebvreand assistant coach Melinda Neale departed for the United Kingdom on Tuesday to compete in the 29th Henley Women’s Regatta, held on the Thames Rivers in Henly-on-Thames, England.
The competition begins on June 17th and ends on June 19th. The Warriors will be competing in the Women’s Senior Coxed Fours (S4+), with a boat comprised of sophomore coxswainJess Khoury (Bay Shore, N.Y.), senior stroke Aubrey O’Neill (Pawcatuck, Conn.), senior third seat Lydia Staschke (Guilford, Conn.), junior second seat Lauren Blazon (Lowell, Mass.) and sophomore bow Tasha Wypych(Wellington, New Zealand).
The Senior Coxed Fours event will have Merrimack pitted against the top programs and clubs across the world, spanning national programs, collegiate squads from every division in the NCAA and the best European university and club teams.
The race will be match-styled and over a slightly shorter distance that the college standard of 2000 meters. During the lead up to the event, the Warriors will be training at the Henley Rowing Club and will potentially compete in a local regatta during the first weekend of their stay.