INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — No. 10 Virginia advanced two boats to the A/B semifinals at the NCAA Rowing Championships Friday (May 31) at the Indianapolis Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park.
The Cavaliers’ Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Eight each placed in the top three in its respective heats to advance to Saturday’s (June 1) A/B semifinals. The Varsity Four placed fourth in its heat and will row in the C/D semifinals.
“The V8 and 2V8 accomplished the goal of making the top semifinals with good fight,” head coach Kevin Sauer said. “The next step will be formidable, but the crews are up for the challenge. The V4 had a tough race with debris and the race is under protest.”
The start of the championships was delayed until the afternoon due to overnight storms and heavy debris on the course. Repachages were cancelled and the top three finishers in each heat advanced to the A/B semifinals, while the others progressed to the C/D semifinals.
In Friday afternoon heats, UVA’s Varsity Eight placed third behind Texas (6:07.284) and Washington (6:09.394) with a time of 6:20.047.
UVA’s Second Varsity Eight finished second behind California. The Golden Bears defeated the Cavaliers 6:24.858-6:29.904.
The Cavaliers Varsity Four was outdistanced by third-place Princeton 7:13.830-7:19.166 for the final spot in the A/B semifinals.
NCAA championship action continues Saturday (June 1) with the semifinals beginning at 8:12 a.m. ET.
The top three boats from each in the A/B semifinals advance to the grand finals on Sunday (June 2). The top 3 boats in the C/D semifinals advance to the C finals. Live results and video streaming links are available on VirginiaSports.com and NCAA.com.
Friday Afternoon Results
Varsity Eight Heat Four
1. Texas 6:07.284, 2. Washington 6:09.394, 3. Virginia 6:20.047, 4. Wisconsin 6:23.960, 5. Gonzaga 6:31.404, 6. Northeastern 6:36.115.
Second Varsity Eight Heat Four
1. California 6:24.858, 2. Virginia, 6:29.904, 3. Indiana 6:32.115, 4. Harvard 6:34.407, 5. Gonzaga 6:50.304, 6. Rhode Island 6:57.000.
Varsity Four Heat Three
1. Texas 7:08.753, 2. Rutgers 7:11.924, 3. Princeton 7:13.830, 4. Virginia 7:19.166, 5. Rhode Island 7:41.824, 6. Marist 7:51.634.
Coxswain: Izzi Weiss; Stroke: Reilly White; 7: Heidi Long; 6: Anna Fairs; 5: Emily Ashton; 4. Jamey Bulloch; 3: Sophia Kershner; 2: Lizzie Trull; Bow: Carrie Warner
Second Varsity Eight
Coxswain: Colette Glass; Stroke: Star Davidson; 7: Isabella Strickler; 6: Ally Terblanche; 5: Georgia Gray; 4: Sophie Pennoyer; 3: Mackenzie King; 2: To Wiersma; Bow: Tessa Otting
Coxswain: Eva Gobourne; 4: Abbie Bird; 3: Mary Wright; 2: Alex Slabbert; Bow: Grace Comerford