May 10, 2007
Charlottesville, Va. -
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The No. 5 Virginia women's rowing team will compete at the 2007 Aramark South/Central Regional Sprints this weekend on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Competition begins at 9 a.m. each day.
On Saturday, May 12, preliminary competition between the 23 participating schools begins. The top four finishers advance to the afternoon semifinals. The finals will be held on Sunday, May 13.
Virginia crews will compete in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, open four, and novice eight events. Taking a break for final exams, the Cavaliers have not competed since winning four of five races against Princeton, Notre Dame, and George Washington on April 28.
Last season, Virginia finished second in the South Regional and seventh overall. Four UVa crews advanced to the finals in their individual races with the varsity four winning its event. Since joining the South Region in 2003 (UVa competed in the East Region previously) Virginia has won South Region three times in the last four years (2003, 2004, 2005). UVa has also won the South/Central team championship twice in the last four seasons (2004, 2005).
In the South regional rankings, Virginia is the top-ranked team. The Cavaliers' varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four boats are also ranked No. 1 in the region.
ARAMARK SOUTH/CENTRAL REGIONAL SPRINGS
Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
May 12-13, 2007
SATURDAY, MAY 12-
UVA's PRELIMINARY HEATS: SEMIFINALS:
9 a.m. Open 4+ Heat #1 "A" 2 p.m. Open 4+
9:10 Open 4+ Heat #2 "B" 2:20 Novice Eight
9:30 Novice Eight Heat #1 3 p.m. Varsity Four
10:10 Varsity Four Heat #1 3:20 2nd Varsity Eight
10:50 2nd Varsity 8+ Heat #1 4 p.m. Varsity Eight
11:40 Varsity Eight Heat #2
SUNDAY, MAY 13- FINALS:
9 a.m. Novice Eight, D Final 10:30 Open 4+, Grand Final
9:10 2nd Varsity 8+, D Final 10:40 Novice Eight, Petite Final
9:20 Varsity Eight, D Final 10:50 Novice Eight, Grand Final
9:30 Open 4+, C Final 11 a.m. Varsity Four, Petite Final
9:40 Novice Eight, C Final 11:10 Varsity Four, Grand Final
9:50 Varsity Four, C Final 11:20 2nd Varsity 8+, Petite Final
10 2nd Varsity 8+, C Final 11:30 2nd Varsity 8+, Grand Final
10:10 Varsity Eight, C Final 11:40 Varsity Eight, Petite Final
10:20 Open 4+, Petite Final 11:50 Varsity Eight, Grand Final
Virginia's Probable Line-ups
Varsity Eight: Caitlin Mixter (coxswain), Jennifer Cromwell, Kerry Maher, Libby McCann, Augusta Stratos, Lauren Hutchins, Katrin Sydlik, Sara Lippa, Melanie Kok
2nd Varsity Eight: Michelle Ellison (coxswain), Bridget Fowler, Yvonne Epp, Renee Albers, Emelia Colman-Shepherd, Desiree Burns, Kelsie Chaudoin, Andria Haneman, Anna Samaha
Varsity Four: Mary Eddy (coxswain), Mindy Fiesler, Rebecca Ryall, Amanda Chase, Chrissie Monaghan
Open Four "A": Taylor Gilmore (coxswain), Diane Leigh, Victoria Moore, Madeline Smerin, Allison Brennan
Open Four "B": Kai'li Taylor (coxswain), Adrienne Egge, Mieke Pitts, Schafer Bomstein, Jessica Streufert
Novice Eight: Caitlin Wilmot (coxswain), Alexandra Clair, Marie Long, Caitlin Clark, Nancy Graves, Frosty Baylor, Helen Tompkins, Shalane Carlson, Nora Phillips [alternate- Summers Nelson]