Old Dominion's Rowers Prepare for 2013 Knecht Cup
April 12, 2013
CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Old Dominion University’s rowers will converge on Cherry Hill, N.J. for the Knecht Cup. The regatta is split into two days of competition this Saturday and Sunday. The Knecht Cup features 34 different events in men's and women's collegiate divisions. Athletes from over 60 institutions will participate.
The Lady Monarchs will be competing in the: Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four and the Frosh/Novice Four. Heats will begin on Saturday morning and the semifinals will run throughout Saturday afternoon.
Last weekend, the Lady Monarchs participated in the 40th Annual San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay.
Old Dominion came within one second of winning the Varsity 8 last weekend, as they finished in 6:59.43. Sacramento State ended up capturing the Cal Cup, as they finished in 6:58.50. The Lady Monarchs' time was fast enough to beat: St. Joseph's, SMU, KSU, SDSU and Villanova.
In the Collegiate 4+ last weekend, Old Dominion completed the race in 7:51.25, which was good enough for a fourth place finish. The only three schools that happened to finish ahead of the Lady Monarchs were all nationally ranked: No. 9 UCLA, No. 1 UVA and No. 19 Washington State. ODU completed the Collegiate 4+ race in front of: Iowa, St. Joseph’s and Brit Columbia.
ODU Lineups for the 2013 Knecht Cup
Second Varsity Eight:
Second Varsity Four: