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Virginia Takes Both Races at Rivanna Romp

Nov. 13, 2016

EARLYSVILLE, Va. - The Virginia rowing team concluded its fall season with a pair of victories at the Rivanna Romp on Sunday morning (Nov. 13) on the Rivanna Reservoir. The regatta featured crews from Clemson, Columbia, Duke, Louisville, Pennsylvania and the host Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers' Varsity Eight A picked up their 11th consecutive win at the Rivanna Romp, completing the 4,000-meter course with a winning time of 13:01.1. Duke edged UVA's Varsity Eight B 13:20.1-13:20.4. Penn finished fourth in 13:22.9 followed by Louisville in 13:26.9. UVA's C and D Varsity Eight boats placed seventh and 13th in 13:43.9 and 14:02.2, respectively.

In the Varsity Four race, UVA claimed five of the top seven spots, including four of the top five boats. The Cavaliers' Varsity Four A placed first with a time of 14:24.3, followed by Duke in 14:52.7 and UVA's Varsity Four B at 14:56. The Cavaliers' Varsity Four C placed fourth in 15:01.1 and UVA's Varsity Four D placed fifth in 15:06.9. The Cavaliers' Varsity Four E placed seventh in 15:14.5. UVA's Varsity Four G placed 14th at 15:38.1 and the Cavaliers' Varsity Four F placed 23rd in 15:56.2.

Virginia also placed second in the Novice Eight race in 14:26.6. Louisville won the race in 14:24.9.

Virginia Lineups

Varsity Eight A: Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell, Stroke: Georgia Ratcliff, 7: Heidi Long, 6: Erin Briggs, 5: Jane Hudson, 4: Ellen Pate, 3: Jo Gurman, 2: Taylor Leonard, Bow: Alice Darry



Varsity Eight B: Coxswain Izzi Weiss, Stroke: Allie Nicholson, 7: Anna Fairs, 6: Evie Anguelov, 5: Mackenzie King 4: Isabella Strickler, 3: Morgan Rosts, 2: Ellie Stewart, Bow: Shiann Gardner

Varsity Eight C: Coxswain Kate Edmondson, Stroke: Marissa Patrick, 7: Eliza Daniels, 6: Alex Slabbert, 5: Karen Schulte, 4: Mackenzie Springer, 3: Toni Wiersma, 2: Ali Zwicker, Bow: Reilly White

Varsity Eight D: Coxswain Adi Hendlin, Stroke: Lyndsay Martini, 7: Dana Lueker, 6: Grace Tuttle, 5: Isabel Ott, 4: Kameryn Corcoran, 3: Grace Bentley, 2: Lizzie Trull, Bow: Gaby Kulesz

Novice Eight: Coxswain Gabby Swann, Stroke: Reilly White, 7: Isabel Ott, 6: Lizzie Trull, 5: Gaby Kulesz, 4: Sara Cliborne, 3: Grace Bentley, 2: Lauren Poland, Bow: Carrie Wentzel

Varsity Four A: Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell, Stroke: Georgia Ratcliff, 3: Erin Briggs, 2: Heidi Long, Bow: Ellen Pate

Varsity Four B: Coxswain Izzi Weiss, Stroke: Taylor Leonard, 3: Jane Hudson, 2: Alice Darry, Bow: Jo Gurman

Varsity Four C: Coxswain Kate Edmondson, Stroke: Anna Fairs, 3 Evie Anguelov, 2: Morgan Rosts, Bow: Ellie Stewart

Varsity Four D: Coxswain Maria Zeris, Stroke: Allie Nicholson, 3: Mackenzie King, 2: Isabella Strickler, Bow: Shiann Gardner

Varsity Four E: Coxswain Adi Hendlin, Stroke: Karen Schulte, 3: Alex Slabbert, 2: Toni Wiersma, Bow: Mackenzie Springer

Varsity Four F: Coxswain Molly Shields, Stroke: Marissa Patrick, 3: Grace Tuttle 2: Ali Zwicker, Bow: Eliza Daniels

Varsity Four G: Coxswain Lyndsay Martini, Stroke: Dana Lueker, 3: Kameryn Corcoran, Bow: Georgia Gray


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