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Nov. 6, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The University of Virginia novice women’s rowing team placed first, third and seventh in a novice eight competition against the Georgetown University novice rowing team on Saturday (Nov. 6). The event was held at the Rivanna Reservoir.

The Virginia “A” boat won the scrimmage with a time of 15:06. Georgetown’s “A” crew placed second (15:09), followed by the UVA “B” boat in third (15:26). The Georgetown light “A” boat was fourth (15:42), and the Georgetown “B” boat finished fifth (15:45). The Georgetown light “B” crew landed in sixth place (16:28) and Virginia’s “C” boat finished the race in seventh place with a time of 16:50.

The Cavalier novice rowers additionally scrimmaged the Georgetown novices in several shorter, untimed events.

The next competition for the UVA women’s rowing team will be on Sunday (Nov. 7), when several crews travel to Princeton, N.J. to compete in the Princeton Chase. Virginia is sending four varsity eight boats to compete in the open eight event. These crews will later divide into six doubles and five fours to compete in the open double and open four races. The women’s open eight competition commences at 1:00 p.m., the doubles event begins at 2:30 p.m, and the open four competition is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. The regatta is an invitational, three-mile long head-race hosted by Princeton University in conjunction with the Lake Carnegie Rowing Association. Varsity men’s and women’s collegiate crews are eligible to compete in the regatta, which is held on Lake Carnegie.

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