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ODU Rowing finished in the top-25 collegiately at their first ever Head of the Charles
Courtesy: ODU Sports

ODU Varsity 8 Finish Top-25 Collegiately at Head of the Charles

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: October 20, 2013
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NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion women's rowing team competed in their first ever Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston Sunday afternoon. Overall, they beat 12 teams and finished in the top-25 collegiately.

ODU sent a lineup that had an average age of 19, which tied several other schools for the youngest. Old Dominion started sunday afternoon in lane 29, competing against 39 other organizations involved in the regatta. They finished 28th overall in a hotly contested event and finished 24th among collegiate crews. ODU competed against the Naval Academy and North Carolina two weeks ago in the Oyster Reef Regatta and on sunday beat out the Naval Academy for a better time. ODU also had a faster time than Boston College, George Washington University, the University of Connecticut, Rutgers University, College of the Holy Cross, Villanova University and Temple University.

"I was really happy with our performance today," said ODU head coach Daniel Garbutt. "We went against tough competition from different colleges and I am proud of where our girls finished."

Competing for Old Dominion in Sunday's prestigious event were:

ODU Varsity 8 Lineup:

Coxswain: Lydia Cleveland

8: Paige Madison

7: Raven Howser

6: Kara Stephan

5: Kelsea Shiner

4: Erin O’Connell

3: Kennedy Stafford

2: Marisa Fruetel

1: Keira Flanagan

Click here to see the Sunday's results- http://reports.regattamaster.com/Pages/races.aspx?regattaID=1086 

Be sure to keep up with all the latest news regarding ODU Rowing on Facebook; as well as follow @ODURowing on Twitter! 

 

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