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UVA Alumni Sets Course Record at HOCR

Oct. 22, 2017

BOSTON, Mass. - Virginia's Alumni Eight set a course record to highlight Cavalier action at the 53rd Head of The Charles Regatta this weekend in Boston.

On Saturday (Oct. 21), the UVA Alumni Eight of coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell ('17), Erin Briggs ('17), Georgia Ratcliff ('17), Christine Roper ('11), Susanne Grainger ('13), Kristine O'Brien ('13), Catherine Multari ('14), Ellen Pate ('17) and bow Sam Casto ('16) raced to a record time of 15:48.524. The 5,000-meter course featured seven bridges, multiple turns and passing in a head-race format. UVA's Second Alumni Eight placed 10th.

On Sunday (Oct. 22), UVA's Varsity Eight finished fourth among collegiate boats and ninth overall with a time of 15:27.285. Washington (15:03.829) was the top collegiate crew followed by Stanford (15:11.518) and Yale (15:23.480). UVA's Second Varsity Eight placed 20th overall and 15th among collegiate crews (second among 2V8 boats).

The Cavaliers continue their fall season at the Princeton Chase in Princeton, N.J., on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Virginia Lineups

Varsity Eight: Coxswain Izzi Weiss, Stroke: Ellie Stewart, 7: Jane Hudson, 6: Ali Zwicker, 5: Heidi Long; 4: Alex Slabbert, 3: Sophie Pennoyer, 2: Morgan Rosts, Bow: Anna Fairs



Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain Maria Zeris, Stroke: Isabella Strickler, 7: Reilly White; 6: Alice Darry, 5: Star Davidson, 4: Abbie Bird, 3: Toni Wiersma, 2: Lizzie Trull, Bow: Mackenzie King

Alumni Eight: Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell ('17), Stroke: Erin Briggs ('17), 7: Georgia Ratcliff ('17), 6: Christine Roper ('11), 5: Susanne Grainger ('13), 4: Kristine O'Brien ('13), 3: Catherine Multari ('14), 2: Ellen Pate ('17), Bow: Sam Casto ('16)

Second Alumni Eight: Coxswain Sarah Jordan (`13), Stroke: Keziah Beall ('12), 7: Martie Kuzzy ('12), 6: Tessa Dikkers ('16), 5: Chandler Lally ('15), 4: Marijane Brennan ('17), 3: Kaitlin Fanikos ('15), 2: Eliza Daniels ('17), Bow: Libby McCann ('07)


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