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Final Day of Knecht Cup

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: April 15, 2012
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April 15, 2012

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - The Old Dominion women's rowing squad had four boats in action on the final day of the Knecht Cup, including a fourth place finish by the Frosh/Novice Four and a sixth place finish by the Varsity Four in the Grand Finals.

ODU's Varsity Eight boat captured first in the Petite Final and the Second Varsity Eight rowed to a second place finish in the Third Final.

The Frosh/Novice Four took fourth in the six-boat finale racing to a time of 8:12.24 finishing ahead of entries from Delaware and West Virginia. Duquesne's top boat Frosh/Novice shell won the gold with its time of 7:47.80.

In the Varsity Four race, Old Dominion placed sixth completing the course in a time of 8:05.39. Kansas won the event in a time of 7:31.11

The Second Varsity Eight was second in a tightly contested Third Final. While UConn won the heat with a time of 6:37.37, the Huskies were just four seconds ahead of the Lady Monarchs, who finished in a time of 7:01.07. Closely on ODU's heels was North Carolina, who the Lady Monarchs edged out for second place by .17 seconds.

The Petite Final of the Varsity Eight race went to the Lady Monarchs. Clocking in with a time of 6:57.37, the Lady Monarchs held a .41 second margin of victory over second place Miami.

The Old Dominion women's rowing team returns to the water on Sunday, April 29th for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championships.

Frosh/Novice Four: Grand Final:
1. Duquesne A - 7:47.80
2. Villanova A - 7:51.97
3. Fairfield - 7:57.73
4. Old Dominion - 8:14.24
5. Delaware - 8:21.37
6. West Virginia - 8:34.05

Varsity Four:
Grand Final: :

1. Kansas - 7:31.11
2. UMass - 7:39.23
3. Philadelphia - 7:45.70
4. Penn State - 7:48.09
5. Villanova - 7:56.44
6. Old Dominion - 8:05.39

Second Varsity Eight:
Third Final: :

1. UConn - 6:57.37
2. Old Dominion - 7:01.07
3. North Carolina - 7:01.24
4. Miami - 7:16.01
5. West Virginia - 7:16.68
6. UNH - 7:20.64

Varsity Eight:
Petite Final: :

1. Old Dominion - 6:37.40
2. Miami - 6:37.81
3. Temple - 6:39.71
4. West Virginia - 6:42.72
5. Drexel - 6:47.86
6. George Mason - 7:02.44


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