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Oct. 27, 2002

PRINCETON, N.J. – The University of Virginia women’s rowing team’s “A” boat finished third in the women’s eights competition and UVa’s “B” boat finished second in the women’s fours competition to highlight the Cavaliers’ performance at the Princeton Chase on Sunday (Oct. 27).

“I’m very proud of our performance,” Virginia head coach Kevin Sauer said. “We had a strong showing at all levels. The improvement in speed of our varsity eight from last week’s performance at the Head of the Charles Regatta and our team depth bode well for the future. We have a lot of hard work behind us and more to come before the Rivanna Romp on November 10.”

Princeton won the women’s eights competition with a time of 14:53.6, followed by Yale (14:58.5), Virginia (15:24.6), Radcliffe (15:37.5), Cornell and Boston University. Virginia’s “B” crew finished seventh (15:42.7) and the Cavaliers’ “C” boat was 11th (16:01.6). UVa had the fastest “B” and “C” boats in the competition.

Virginia’s “A” boat in the eights competition was comprised of coxswain Betty Shumaker, Risa Mandzuk, Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer, Julie McQueen, Molly Baker, Claudia Durkin, Jen Reck, Carolyn McMillan and Catelyn Coyle.

In the women’s fours competition, Virginia’s “B” boat finished second, 11 hundredths of a second out of first place. UVa’s “A” boat finished sixth, the Cavaliers’ “C” boat was seventh and Virginia’s “D” boat was 22nd in the competition that included 46 crews.

Shumaker was the coxswain of Virginia’s “B” boat in the fours competition and the rowers were Mandzuk, Cauchon-Voyer, McQueen and Baker. The “A” boat was made up of coxswain Karen Richardson, Durkin, Coyle, McMillan and Reck. The “C” boat was comprised of coxswain Danielle Sewell, Jess Busch, Beth Clark, Amanda Kennedy and Katie Yrazabal. The “D” boat was made up of coxswain Launa Forehand, Abby Lynch, Jenn Furstenau, Callie Spencer and Dawn Placek.

Virginia also had several boats compete in the women’s pairs competition.

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