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Big 12 Takes Home Title Over A-10 & CAA At GMU Invitational

April 23, 2017
By ODU Athletics

FAIRFAX, Va. – Old Dominion rowing helped the Big 12 take home first at the George Mason Invitational on Sunday, April 23, in Fairfax, Virginia.

The Lady Monarchs joined forces with Kansas and West Virginia to form a Big 12 triumvirate that competed against the A-10 (George Mason, George Washington and Dayton) and the CAA (Delaware, Eastern Michigan and Buffalo).

The Big 12 claimed the scoring title with 52 points while the A-10 placed second with 30. The CAA came in third with 26 points.

In the morning session, ODU took on the two teams from the Big 12 conference, Kansas and West Virginia, for inter-conference heats. The winner of each race advanced to the A-Final, while the second place finisher went on the to the B-Final and the third place to the C-Final.

In the afternoon, the teams would face the respective finishers from the two other conferences to obtain points for the pride of their conference.

The Lady Monarchs started the day off taking second behind Kansas in the first V8+ race with a time of 6:48.090. Advancing to the B-Final, ODU claimed a first place finish against the A-10 representative Dayton and the CAA team of Eastern Michigan.

ODU brought up the rear in the second V8+ Big 12 heat with a time of 7:09.480. In the C-Final heat for the second V8+, the Lady Monarchs beat out teams from Buffalo and Dayton finishing with a time of 7:01.800.

ODU’s V4+ boat finished behind Kansas and WVU to advance to the C-Final. Facing teams from Eastern Michigan and George Mason, the Lady Monarchs came in ahead of their opponents for their third first place finish.

Old Dominion has two weeks off before they resume competition at the Big 12 Championships on May 12-14. The Big 12 Championships are held in oak Ridge, Tenn. by host school the University of Tennessee.

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W 1V8+ Results
Race 2 – Big 12 – W 1V8+
1st – Kansas – 6:39.600
2nd – ODU – 6:48.090
3rd – West Virginia – 6:52.990

Race 15 – B-Final – W 1V8+
1st – ODU – 6:45.100
2nd – Dayton – 6:51.610
3rd – Eastern Michigan – 6:56.760

W 2V8+ Results
Race 5 – Big 12 – W 2V8+
1st – Kansas – 6:52.900
2nd – West Virginia – 7:01.240
3rd – ODU – 7:09.480

Race 19 – C-Final – W 2V8+
1st – ODU – 7:01.800
2nd – Buffalo – 7:02.080
3rd – Dayton – 7:22.180

W V4+ Results
Race 8 – Big 12 – W V4+
1st – Kansas – 7:37.500
2nd – West Virginia – 8:00.150
3rd – ODU – 8:09.460

Race 22 – C-Finals – W V4+
1st – ODU – 7:56.400
2nd – Eastern Michigan – 8:17.740
3rd – George Mason – 8:37.680

W 3V8+ Results
Race 10 – Exhibition – W 3V8+
1st – Kansas – 7:01.100
2nd – ODU – 7:23.250
3rd – West Virginia – 7:23.970

Race 23 – Exhibition – W 3V8+
1st – ODU – 7:30.500
2nd – West Virginia – 7:43.570

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