SARASOTA, Fla. — No. 4 Virginia advanced all three boats to the A/B semifinals at the NCAA Rowing Championships Friday (May 28) at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla.

The Cavaliers’ Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four each placed second in its respective Friday morning heats to advance to Saturday’s (May 29) A/B semifinals.

“Our goal for today was for all crews to make it through to the semifinals, and all crews achieved that goal,” head coach Kevin Sauer said. “We’re looking forward to some fast challenging semis tomorrow.”

In Friday morning heats, UVA’s Varsity Eight placed second behind Michigan 6:23.858-6:27.858. Washington State placed third, followed by Duke, Northeastern and Rhode Island.

UVA’s Second Varsity Eight finished second behind Ohio State. The Buckeyes defeated the Cavaliers 6:29.445-6:36.713. Syracuse place third followed by Wisconsin, Marist and Rhode Island.

The Cavaliers’ Varsity Four finished second behind Washington. The Huskies edged the Cavaliers 7:00.944-7:02.798. Washington State placed third followed by Alabama, Navy and Northeastern.

NCAA championship action continues Saturday 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 (May 30). Live results and video streaming links are available on

Friday Morning Results

Varsity Eight Heat Four
1. Michigan, 6:23.808, 2. Virginia, 6:27.858, 3. Washington State, 6:31.668, 4. Duke, 6:33.056, 5. Northeastern, 6:44.348, 6. Rhode Island, 6:53.996.

Second Varsity Eight Heat Three
1. Ohio State, 6:29.445, 2. Virginia, 6:36.713, 3. Syracuse, 6:42.781, 4. Wisconsin, 6:54.765, 5. Marist, 7:03.691, 6. Rhode Island 7:04.991.

Varsity Four
1. Washington, 7:00.944, 2. Virginia, 7:02.798, 3. Washington State, 7:20.826 4. Alabama, 7:30.406, 5. Navy, 7:30.830, 6. Northeastern, 7:49.494.

Virginia Lineups

Varsity Eight: Coxswain Colette Glass, Stroke: Sonja Schlosser, 7: Abbie Bird, 6: Leia Till, 5: Sophia Kershner, 4: Katy Flynn, 3. Cate Porter, 2: Alli Terblanche, Bow: Kate Kelly

Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain Janet Conklin, Stroke: Tessa Otting, 7: Tahne Badenhorst, 6: Jamey Bulloch, 5: Nicola Lawless, 4: Bianka Smeulders, 3: Grace Comerford, 2: Hailey Barnett, Bow: Carrie Warner

Varsity Four: Coxswain ViVi Van Ingen, Stroke: Casey Martin, 3: Maggie Taylor, 2: Lily Jarrett, Bow: Larkin Brown