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Varsity and Junior Varsity 8 Take Second at Occoquan Sprints

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 01, 2012
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April 1, 2012

OCCOQUAN, Va. - The Lady Monarchs' Varsity 8 and Junior Varsity 8 both finished in second place highlighting the Old Dominion women's rowing teams accomplishments at the 2012 Occoquan Sprints on Sunday.

The ODU Varsity 8 finished in second place with a time of 6:49.79, narrowly edged out by the squad from Navy by a mere 1.29 seconds and crossing the finish line one second ahead of third place Bucknell.

Meanwhile, the Junior Varsity 8 boat crossed the finish line in a time of 7:11.86 in their second place finish. While Navy won the event, the Lady Monarchs were able to edge boats from Delaware, Bucknell, and North Carolina.

Also in finals action at the sprints, the Lady Monarchs' Novice 8 collected a fourth place finish. The boat advanced to the finals following a second place performance in their opening heat finishing solidly ahead of CAA rival George Mason. In the finals, Bucknell, Delaware, and North Carolina took the top three spots, while Old Dominion finished ahead of Navy and George Mason.

The Lady Monarchs' Varsity 4 was also in the water on Sunday. ODU posted a third place finish in its heat crossing the finish line in front of West Virginia by 1.2 seconds and well ahead of North Carolina. Loyola won the heat, while Navy took second by four seconds over the third place Lady Monarchs.

The ODU women's rowing team returns to action in two weeks at the Knecht Cup in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Occoquan Sprints Results:

Junior Varsity 8:
Final:
1. Navy - 7:03.5
2. Old Dominion - 7:11.86
3. Delaware - 7:14.87
4. Bucknell - 7:16.48
5. North Carolina - 7:16.65

Novice 8:
Final:
1. Bucknell - 7:10.5
2. Delaware - 7:18.22
3. North Carolina - 7:21.43
4. Old Dominion - 7:27.94
5. Navy - 7:35.18
6. George Mason - 7:50.74

Heat #1:
1. Bucknell - 7:15.5
2. Old Dominion - 7:23.06
3. George Mason - 7:47.19
4. VCU Club - 8:05.73

Varsity 4:
Heat #1
1. Loyola - 7:43.4
2. Navy - 7:51.17
3. Old Dominion - 7:55.08
4. West Virginia - 7:56.28
5. North Carolina - 8:46.42

Varsity 8:
Final:
1. Navy - 6:45.5
2. Old Dominion - 6:46.7
9 3. Bucknell A - 6:47.79
4. Bucknell B - 6:58.4
5. Delaware - 6:58.4
6. West Virginia - 7:01.6

Heat #1:
1. Old Dominion - 6:43.2
2. Bucknell A - 6:48.28
3. Bucknell D - 6:50.59
4. North Carolina - 6:56.25

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