Women's Rowing Concludes Fall Season With Strong Showing at Head of the Hooch


GO KNIGHTS The UCF women's rowing team concluded its fall season Saturday at the Head of the Hooch.
GO KNIGHTS
The UCF women's rowing team concluded its fall season Saturday at the Head of the Hooch.
GO KNIGHTS

Nov. 8, 2009

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's rowing team competed at the Head of the Hooch regatta Saturday to conclude its fall season, with five boats finishing in the top-10 in their respective events. The 5,000-meter contest took place on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Black and Gold had 10 total squads compete at the event, which included two varsity 8+ boats, four varsity 4+ boats, two varsity 2x boats and two novice 8+ boats.

The Women's Freshman/Novice 8+ event was the first on tap for the Knights at the regatta. UCF's novice `A' team finished the event in a time of 16:26.5, good for eighth place, while the `B' squad followed right behind in ninth place with a time of 16:35.5. Old Dominion capture first-place honors in the novice race with a time of 14:50.4.

The Women's Championship 8+ event was next up for the UCF squad, with the varsity eight `A' boat of Lauren Patton, Liz Robinson, Jordynn Pauls, Samantha MIller, Allisha Campaigne, Katherine Krueger, Lauren Hampson, Lucia Pinelli and Chelsey Green crossing the finish line in a time of 14.43.3 to take home eighth-place honors. The Knights' varsity eight `B' boat tied for 16th with the Texas `C' boat, as the pair clocked in at 15:15.1. In all, 35 different boats, including No. 12 Clemson and No. 18 Louisville, who finished first and third, respectively, competed in the varsity-eight event.

Following the varsity-eight race, the Black and Gold had two boats take part in the Women's Championship 2x event. The `B' boat of Krueger and Campaigne was UCF's top-finisher in the event, placing third in 16:55.0, with the `A' boat of Pauls and Robinson finishing one second and one place behind with a time of 16:56.0.

 

 

The Knights' last event of the day was the Women's Championship 4+, where they had four boats competing. The `D' squad of Sheilah Abadines, Caroline Cooper, Monica Larkin, Leah VanLear and Christine Rubino crossed the finish line first for UCF, placing 13th with a time of 16:31.2. The Knights' `A' finished the event 19th after clocking in at 16:43.6, with the `C' boat following in 27th place and the `B' boat crossing in 29th place.

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