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UVA Wins 11 of 12 Races at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite

March 11, 2017

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The Virginia rowing team won 11 of 12 races to open the 2017 season at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational Saturday (March 11) on Melton Hill Lake.

The Cavaliers swept all six of their races in the morning session. UVA posted wins in the Varsity Eight (6:32.6) Varsity Four (7:19.5), Third Varsity Eight (6:50.3, Second Varsity Eight (6:37.0), Second Varsity Four (7:16.9) and Third Varsity Four (7:40.5) over Michigan State, Notre Dame and West Virginia.

In afternoon racing, Virginia won five of six races against Miami, Louisville and Tulsa. The Cavaliers registered wins in the Varsity Eight (6:30.8), Varsity Four (7:18.7), Third Varsity Eight (6:54), Second Varsity Eight (6:37.9) and Second Varsity Four (7:28.2). UVA's Third Varsity Four (7:47) finished second behind Louisville (7:39.6).

The action concludes Sunday morning (March 12) when the Cavaliers compete against Tennessee, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State and Clemson. Real-time results will be provided through the Louisville rowing twitter account (@UofLRowing), while final results will be published on herenow.com and VirginiaSports.com.

Virginia Morning Lineups

Varsity Eight: Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell, Stroke: Erin Briggs, 7: Heidi Long, 6: Georgia Ratcliff, 5: Jane Hudson, 4: Ellie Stewart, 3: Morgan Rosts, 2: Ellen Pate, Bow: Taylor Leonard


 

 

Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain Izzi Weiss, Stroke: Alex Slabbert, 7: Anna Fairs, 6: Allie Nicholson, 5: Grace Tuttle, 4: Ali Zwicker, 3: Isabella Strickler, 2: Mackenzie King, Bow: Alice Darry

Third Varsity Eight: Coxswain Adi Hendlin, Stroke: Isabel Ott, 7: Haley Swanson, 6: Georgia Gray, 5: Eliza Daniels, 4: Mary Beth Greer, 3: Sara Cliborne, 2: Hannah Watson, Bow: Lyndsay Martini

Varsity Four: Coxswain Maria Zeris, Stroke: Lizzie Trull, 3: Marijane Brennan, 2: Mackenzie Springer, Bow: Jo Gurman

Second Varsity Four: Coxswain Rachel Dick, Stroke: Karen Schulte, 3: Marissa Patrick, 2: Toni Wiersma, Bow: Reilly White

Third Varsity Four: Coxswain Eva Gobourne, Stroke: Gaby Kulesz, 3: Dana Lueker, 2: Lauren Poland, Bow: Grace Bentley

Virginia Afternoon Lineups

Varsity Eight: Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell, Stroke: Georgia Ratcliff, 7: Heidi Long, 6: Erin Briggs, 5: Jane Hudson, 4: Ellie Stewart, 3: Morgan Rosts, 2: Ellen Pate, Bow: Taylor Leonard

Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain Izzi Weiss, Stroke: Alex Slabbert, 7: Anna Fairs, 6: Allie Nicholson, 5: Grace Tuttle, 4: Ali Zwicker, 3: Isabella Strickler, 2: Mackenzie King, Bow: Alice Darry

Third Varsity Eight: Coxswain Adi Hendlin, Stroke: Isabel Ott, 7: Haley Swanson, 6: Georgia Gray, 5: Eliza Daniels, 4: Mary Beth Greer, 3: Sara Cliborne, 2: Hannah Watson, Bow: Lyndsay Martini

Varsity Four: Coxswain Maria Zeris, Stroke: Lizzie Trull, 3: Karen Schulte, 2: Reilly White, Bow: Toni Wiersma

Second Varsity Four: Coxswain Rachel Dick, Stroke: Marijane Brennan, 3: Mackenzie Springer, 2: Jo Gurman, Bow: Marissa Patrick

Third Varsity Four: Coxswain Eva Gobourne, Stroke: Gaby Kulesz, 3: Dana Lueker, 2: Shiann Gardner, Bow: Grace Bentley

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