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No. 3 Virginia Finishes First Day of Pac-12 Challenge with Seven Race Wins

Elle Murray (l) and Constanze Duell (r)

March 29, 2014

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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.—The No. 3 Virginia rowing team picked up seven races on the first day of the Pac-12 Challenge Saturday (March 29) on Redwood Shores.

The Cavaliers won three races against No. 13 Stanford, including the Varsity Eight (6:29.91-6:38.86), Second Varsity Eight (6:38.31-6:42.52) and Second Varsity Four (7:34.67-7:57.10). The Cardinal won a close Varsity Four race (7:27.83-7:30.03).

In the afternoon, Virginia swept all four races against Oregon State. UVa’s V8 won in a time of 6:30.5 to OSU’s 6:37.7, while the 2V8 (6:37.5-6:52.4), V4 (7:22.3-8:03.3) and 2V4 (7:22.1-7:43.9) also posted victories.

Virginia faces No. 6 USC Sunday (March 30) at the Pac-12 Challenge. The first race is scheduled for a noon start.

Virginia's Lineups:

Varsity Eight: Coxswain Sarah Jordan, Stroke: Elle Murray, 7: Constanze Duell, 6: Chandler Lally, 5: Georgia Ratcliff, 4: Brandy Herald, 3: Fiona Schlesinger, 2: Lizzy Youngling, Bow: Hemingway Benton



Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain Sarah McGovern, Stroke: Hannah Osborne, 7: Mackenzi Sherman, 6: Erin Briggs, 5: Chelsea Adams, 4: Kaitlin Fanikos, 3: Sam Casto, 2: Emmy Bateman, Bow: Jo Gurman

Varsity Four (Morning)/Second Varsity Four (Afternoon): Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell, Stroke: Hannah Yoest, 3: Tessa Dikkers, 2: Maddie Keating, Bow: Kaity McCullough

Second Varsity Four (Afternoon)/Varsity Four (Morning): Coxswain Julia Roithmayr, Stroke: Ellen Pate, 3: Janey Brennan, 2: Catherine Multari, Bow: Nina Vascotto


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