UCF Rowing Captures Seven of Eight Events at Longhorn Invite


GO KNIGHTS UCF wraps up day three of the Longhorn Invitational Sunday.
GO KNIGHTS
UCF wraps up day three of the Longhorn Invitational Sunday.
GO KNIGHTS

March 22, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas (www.ucfathletics.com) - Day two of the Longhorn Invitational Saturday continued to witness the UCF rowing team earn positive results as the Knights won seven of eight events on Lady Bird Lake. UCF also was represented in Jacksonville at the annual Petrakis Cup, where the Knights' lightweight squad locked up first in three of the four women's races.

The day in Texas featured a Northeast headwind between six and 12 mph. First up for the Knights was Iowa, and UCF delivered victories in the first novice 8+, the first varsity 4+ and the second varsity 8+. The Hawkeyes, though, edged the Knights in the first varsity 8+ race by four seconds with a time of 6:41.0.

Later in the afternoon, UCF battled Kansas State and posted convincing wins in the novice 8+ and second varsity 8+ events. The varsity eight boat then dominated the Wildcats, finishing with a time of 7:06.1 compared to KSU's 7:29.6. The Knights completed their Saturday by defeating Duke in the varsity four (8:32.8 to 9:05.3).

In nearby Jacksonville, there was a tail current for the varsity 8+s and the novice 4+s, but a head current for the rest of the events. The lightweight 8+ secured the win in the varsity 8+ race, defeating the Dolphins 6:25.1 to 6:32.4. The varsity 4+ "A" squad stole the show in its respective event for a first-place finish, and the novice "A" and "B" boats completed the novice 8+ event first and second, respectively.

UCF closes out the Longhorn Invitational with day three Sunday morning in Austin.

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UCF Results on Day Two of the Longhorn Invitational - Austin, Texas
Morning Session
First Novice 8+
1) UCF - 7:08.0
2) Iowa - 7:13.0

First Varsity 4+ 1) UCF - 7:54.0 2) Iowa - 8:04.0

Second Varsity 8+ 1) UCF - 6:54.0 2) Iowa - 7:11.0

First Varsity 8+ 1) Iowa - 6:41.0 2) UCF - 6:45.0

Afternoon Session First Novice 8+ 1) UCF - 7:27.2 2) Kansas State - 7:51.1

Second Varsity 8+ 1) UCF - 7:14.4 2) Kansas State - 7:34.8

First Varsity 8+ 1) UCF - 7:06.1 2) Kansas State - 7:29.6

Varsity 4+ 1) UCF - 8:32.8 2) Duke - 9:05.3

UCF Results at the Petrakis Cup - Jacksonville, Fla. Varsity 8+ 1) UCF Lightweight - 6:25.1 2) Jacksonville - 6:32.4

Varsity 4+ 1) UCF Lightweight "A" - 7:54.9 2) Jacksonville "A" - 8:02.5 3) UCF Lightweight "B" - 8:24.9 4) Jacksonville "B" - 8:27.1

Novice 8+ 1) UCF "A" - 8:12.1 2) UCF "B" - 8:17.1 3) Jacksonville - 8:46.1

Novice 4+ 1) Jacksonville "A" - 7:40.5 2) UCF "B" - 7:50.0 3) UCF "A" - 7:58.3 4) Jacksonville "B" - 8:23.1

 

 

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