Virginia Rowing Has Successful Showing at Head of the Charles Regatta

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BOSTON, Mass. - The reigning NCAA Champion Virginia rowing team began fall competition on Sunday (Oct. 24) when it raced at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, Mass. Virginia's two entries in the Championship Eights race finished second and eighth and the Cavalier Championship Fours finished fifth and 17th.

Virginia's second-place Championship Eights finisher was second to only Princeton (15:48.314) and beat out Brown (15:58.062) and Yale (15:58.467) with a time of 15:56.817. UVa's eighth-place Championship Eights finisher had a time of 16:21.977. There were 30 entries into the race.

"Princeton rowed a very, very good race to win," UVa head coach Kevin Sauer said. "Overall, we are pretty pleased and it was a good day."

In the Championship Fours, Virginia finished fifth (18:06.839) and 17th (19:44.667) in the 20-team race. 

"It was a strong first day of racing for our team," associate head coach Steve Pritzker said. "For how early in the fall we are, it's a promising start."

Virginia's Alumni Eight won its race on Saturday (Oct. 24) by more than 30 seconds over second-place Yale Alumni.

Virginia is back in action at the Princeton Chase on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Head of the Charles | Oct. 24, 2010
Final Results

Championship Eights: 1. Princeton (15:48.314), 2. Virginia (15:56.817), 3. Brown (15:58.062), 4. Yale (15:58.467), 5. Northeastern (16:12.171), 6. Vesper Boat Club (16:17.276). 7. Washington (16:17.444), 8. Virginia (16:21.977), 9. Stanford (16:22.000), 10. Tennessee (16:24.634), 11. Penn (16:35.716), 12. Brown (16:36.705), 13. Columbia (16:39.377), 14. Boston University (16:41.496), 15. Oklahoma (16:48.612), 16. Friends of Brown (16:52.164), 17. Radcliffe (16:54.651), 18. Georgetown (16:56.338), 19. Grand Valley State (17:00.588), 20. Rhode Island (17:00.597), 21. U.S. Naval Academy (17:03.934), 22. Radcliffe (17:12.115), 23. Boston College (17:18.881), 24. MIT (17:21.070), 25. George Washington (17:23.623), 26. Northeastern (17:24.844), 27. Boston University (17:26.579), 28. Yale (17:32.298), 29. Alabama (17:41.086), 30. Lehigh (19:08.238).

Championship Fours: 1. Cornell (17:48.071), 2. Brown (17:58.303), 3. Riverside Boat Club (17:58.347), 4. Radcliffe (18:00.008), 5. Virginia (18:06.839), 6. Princeton (18:07.503), 7. Don Rowing Club (18:26.193), 8. Pennsylvania Athletic Club (18:31.403), 9. U.S. Naval Academy (18:38.489), 10. Yale (18:44.995), 11. New York Athletic Club (18:50.201), 12. UMass (18:54.854), 13. Brown (19:03.881), 14. Holy Cross (19:05.794), 15. Charles Campbell Rowing (19:17.793), 16. Boston University (19:18.030), 17. Virginia (19:44.667), 18. Northeastern (19:54.212), 19. Austin Rowing Club (20:02.325), 20. Fordham (20:42.221)

Virginia Line-Ups:
Championship Eights (Bow Number 00004): Coxswain Sidney Thorsten, Claudia Blandford, Elle Murray, Kristine O'Brien, Martha Kuzzy, Fiona Schlesinger, Sarah Borchelt, Keziah Beall, Carli Goldberg

Championship Eights (Bow Number 00029): Coxswain Molly Frear, Carolyn Glandorf, MacKenzie Leahy, Christine Roper, Lindsay Welch, Brandy Herald, Cara Linnenkohl, Taylor Levine, Susie Chalker

Championship Fours (Bow Number 00016): Coxswain Sarah Jordan, Ruth Retzinger, Hunter Terry, Chelsea Simpson, Kaity McCullough

Championship Fours (Bow Number 00004): Coxswain Brittany Wengel, Allison Mayberry, Betsy Nilan, Morgan Joseph, Paige Terry