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Nov. 15, 2015

EARLYSVILLE, Va. – The Virginia rowing team concluded its fall season with a pair of victories at the Rivanna Romp on Sunday morning (Nov. 15) on the Rivanna Reservoir. The regatta featured crews from Clemson, Columbia, Duke, Louisville, Navy, Pennsylvania and the host Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers’ Varsity Eight A picked up the win in the Varsity Eights race for the 10th consecutive year, completing the 4,000-meter course in 13:11.1. UVA’s Varsity Eight B finished second at 13:18.8, followed by Duke (13:21.9) and Louisville (13:31.7). UVA’s Varsity C and D Eight boats placed fifth and sixth in 13:32.2 and 13:38, respectively. Virginia’s fifth entry placed 18th at 14:39.9. A total of 21 boats competed in the race.

In the Varsity Four race, UVA claimed the top three spots (14:39.8, 14:43.3 and 14:55.2) and had five of the top seven boats. Clemson (14:58.4) and Duke (15:03.6) rounded out the top five of the 26-boat race. UVA has won the Varsity Four race in eight of the last nine years.

Virginia also placed third in the Novice Eight race in 15:44.5. Navy won the race in 14:50.1.

Virginia Lineups

Varsity Eight “A”: Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell, Stroke: Alexandra Natale, 7: Chelsea Adams, 6: Georgia Ratcliff, 5: Tessa Dikkers, 4: Jennifer Reid, 3: Alice Darry, 2: Sam Casto, Bow: Mackenzi Sherman

Varsity Eight “B”: Coxswain Izzi Weiss, Stroke: Erin Briggs, 7: Heidi Long, 6: Ali Zwicker, 5: Eliza Spilsbury, 4: Mackenzie Springer, 3: Marijane Brennan, 2: Ellen Pate, Bow: Jo Gurman

Varsity Eight “C”: Coxswain Rachel Dick, Stroke: Alex Slabbert, 7: Jane Hudson, 6: Allie Nicholson, 5: Eliza Daniels, 4: Georgia Gray, 3: Karen Schulte, 2: Mackenzie King, Bow: Taylor Leonard

Varsity Eight “D”: Coxswain Lexi Bralver, Stroke: Kendall Mueller, 7: Marissa Patrick, 6: Lyndsay Martini, 5: Morgan Rosts, 4: Dana Lueker, 3: Ellie Stewart, 2: Kameryn Corcoran, Bow: Emmy Bateman

Varsity Eight “E”: Coxswain Carly Levinstein, Stroke: Margaret Manley, 7: Madelyn Clark, 6: Haley Swanson, 5: Ellie Biddle, 4: Laurie Ellen Moore, 3: Phoebe Riegle, 2: Mary Beth Greer, Bow: Julia Volpenhein

Novice Eight: Coxswain Shields, Stroke: Margaret Manley, 7: Phoebe Riegle, 6: Haley Swanson, 5: Pupatelli, 4: Fairly, 3: Little, 2: Laurie Ellen Moore, Bow: Julia Volpenhein

Varsity Four “A”: Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell, Stroke: Mackenzi Sherman, 3: Tessa Dikkers, 2: Georgia Ratcliff, Bow: Erin Briggs

Varsity Four “B”: Coxswain Rachel Dick, Stroke: Heidi Long, 3: Eliza Spilsbury, 2: Sam Casto, Bow: Alice Darry

Varsity Four “C”: Coxswain Lexi Bralver, Stroke: Alex Slabbert, 3: Jennifer Reid, 2: Allie Nicholson, Bow: Jane Hudson

Varsity Four “D”: Coxswain Izzy Weiss, Stroke: Ellen Pate, 3: Marijane Brennan, 2: Mackenzie Springer, Bow: Jo Gurman

Varsity Four “E”: Coxswain Adi Hendlin, Stroke: Karen Schulte, 3: Georgia Gray, 2: Taylor Leonard, Bow: Mackenzie King

Varsity Four “F”: Coxswain Melody Gordon, Stroke: Eliza Daniels, 3: Morgan Rosts, 2: Mueller, Bow: Emmy Bateman

Varsity Four “G”: Coxswain Carly Levinstein, Stroke: Marissa Patrick, 3: Margaret Martini, 2: Ellie Stewart, Bow: Kameryn Corcoran

Varsity Four “H”: Coxswain Redman, Stroke: Dana Lueker, 3: Madelyn Clark, 2: Mary Beth Greer, Bow: Ellie Biddle

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