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Virginia Wins Three Heats on First Day of ACC Championships

The Cavaliers posted the top times in three events Friday.

May 16, 2014

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CLEMSON, S.C.—The No. 5 Virginia rowing team won all three of its heats on the first day of the ACC Championships Friday evening (May 16) on Lake Hartwell.

UVa will be the top seed in all four grand finals Saturday morning (May 17). Action begins at 8 a.m. and live video will be available at TheACC.com. Virginia has won the last four conference titles and 13 of the 14 ACC regattas.

Virginia’s Varsity Eight faced some tough weather conditions, but finished first in its heat and had the top time overall in 6:42.7. The Cavalier Second Varsity Eight also posted the fastest mark out of two heats in 6:42.4, while the UVa Varsity Four rowed the best time in 7:38.8.

The first race Saturday will be the final of the Third Varsity Eight at 8:02 a.m., followed by Petite and Grand Finals for the Varsity Four, Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Eight.

Virginia Lineups

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


 

 

Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Sarah McGovern, Stroke: Ellen Pate, 7: Janey Brennan, 6: Erin Briggs, 5: Hannah Osborne, 4: Catherine Multari, 3: Sam Casto, 2: Mackenzi Sherman, Bow: Jo Gurman

Varsity Four: Coxswain: Julia Roithmayr, Stroke: Hannah Yoest, 3: Ella van der Haar, 2: Maddie Keating, Bow: Kaity McCullough

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