UCF Rowing Claims Second-Straight State Title


GO KNIGHTS UCF claimed its second-consecutive FIRA Championship on Saturday in Miami.
GO KNIGHTS
UCF claimed its second-consecutive FIRA Championship on Saturday in Miami.
GO KNIGHTS

April 9, 2006

MIAMI - The UCF women's rowing team won its second-consecutive state title on Saturday, winning the overall points trophy at the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship at the Krome Quarry Course. All-time, the Golden Knights have claimed nine FIRA titles.

On Saturday, UCF recorded six first-place finishes, highlighted by a victory in the varsity eight race. The Golden Knights finished at 7:46.6, followed by Miami at 7:51.9.

In the second varsity eight competition, UCF crossed the finish line at 8:27.5, nearly 20 seconds ahead of the second-place Hurricanes.

Saturday's times were slow due to poor course conditions. The teams dealt with strong winds and rough water for all of the day's racing.

"The conditions were pretty tough, especially off the start," said UCF head coach Leeanne Crain. "It was a survival-fest in the first 1,000 meters."

In the junior varsity four event, the Golden Knights posted the fastest time at 9:17.8, well ahead of second-place Nova Southeastern (9:36.5).

UCF's varsity "b" four boat won its race at 9:25.3, over 11 seconds ahead of Nova Southeastern. The Golden Knights' novice "b" four squad was also victorious against a pair of boats from Tampa. Racing against boats from Jacksonville and Tampa, UCF also won the lightweight novice four race.

Saturday's results:

Varsity Eight:
1. UCF 7:46.6
2. Miami 7:51.9
3. Nova Southeastern 8:08.0
4. FIT 8:17.2
5. Jacksonville 8:19.5
6. Barry 8:36.6

2nd Varsity Eight:
1. UCF 8:27.5
2. Miami 8:46.9

JV Four:
1. UCF 9:17.8
2. Nova Southeastern 9:36.5
3. Barry 9:52.4
4. FIT 10:09.5
5. Nova Southeastern "B" 10:48.1

Varsity "B" Four
1. UCF 9:25.3
2. Nova Southeastern 9:36.5
3. Barry 9:56.5
4. FIT 10:10.7
5. Nova Southeastern "B" 11:02.7

Varsity Four:
1. FIT 9:16.0
2. Barry 9:22.7
3. Miami 9:41.4
4. Jacksonville 9:46.6
5. Nova Southeastern 9:50.8
6. UCF 10:04.0

Novice Eight:
1. Miami 8:29.0
2. UCF 8:34.3
3. Rollins 9:25.2
4. Florida 10:39.7
5. Jacksonville 10:52.4

Novice Four:
1. Nova 8:53.6
2. Stetson 9:14.5
3. UCF 9:18.2
4. Jacksonville 9:46.1
5. Barry 9:50.8
6. Tampa 10.25.3

Novice "B" Four:
1. UCF
2. Tampa "A"
3. Tampa "B"

Lightweight Novice Four:
1. UCF
2. Jacksonville
3. Tampa

 

 

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