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May 14, 2000

NEW PRESTON, Conn. – A victory by the first varsity fourhighlightedthe performance of the University of Virginia women’s rowing team at theEastern Sprints on Sunday (May 14).

Virginia, one of 18 teamsparticipating in the Eastern Sprints, finished second in the secondvarsityfour, third in the second varsity eight and fourth in the first varsityeight.

The Cavaliers won the first varsity four with a time of 7:46.6followed by Cornell (7:50.6) and Brown (7:54.3). Radcliffe finishedfourth(7:57.3) followed by Wisconsin (7:59.7) and Princeton (8:04.0).

Brown finished first in the second varsity four with a time of8:30.5 with Virginia second (8:34.5), Princeton third (8:40.9) andCornellfourth (8:42.8).

Brown won the second varsity eight with a time of 6:34.2followedby Princeton (6:43.6) and UVa (6:48.1). Wisconsin finished fourth(6:53.3)with Radcliffe fifth (6:54.0) and Boston University sixth (7:04.9).

In the first varsity eight, Brown was first with a time of6:38.5followed by Radcliffe (6:44.9), Princeton (6:47.5) and Virginia(6:49.6).Boston University was fifth (6:50.0) and Yale was sixth (6:54.5).

UVa’s first novice eight finished eighth and the Cavaliers’secondnovice eight was sixth at the Eastern Sprints.

The Cavaliers expect to learn this week if they will becompetingin the NCAA Championships scheduled for May 26-28 in Camden, N.J.

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