HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth women's crew team's novice boat took home a first place finish at the annual novice-only Green Monster regatta hosted by Dartmouth on the Connecticut River.

The Big Green's novice boat finished in first place in the 16-boat race. The Big Green finished with a time of 16:57.1, two seconds ahead of Boston College's second novice boat who took second with a time of 16:59.7. Rounding out the top five were Boston College A (17:14.1), Radcliffe B (17:17.6) and MIT A (18:13.6).

Dartmouth's novice lineup included: Janine Jablonski (cox), Mary Reckford, Heather Oudheusden, Lisa Luo, Margo Cox, Gianna Guarino, Abby Thornburg, Lilly Fleischmann, Annie Gardner

Dartmouth also boated a boat combined of heavyweight and lightweight rowers, that also competed in the women's race. The combined boat took ninth place with a time of 18:59.4.

Dartmouth will close out the 2011 fall season at the Foot of the Charles on Saturday (Nov. 12). The race will be held on the Charles River in Boston, Mass.