Third Varsity 8+ Takes First at Knecht Cup

Third Varsity 8+ took first place on Saturday.
Third Varsity 8+ took first place on Saturday.
April 15, 2018


WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The UConn rowing team competed in the Knecht Cup this past weekend on Mercer Lake, with the Third Varsity 8+ winning gold in the field of elite rowing programs from throughout the country.

The Huskies finished first in a time of 7:07.85, beating out Boston College by one second for the best placement of the day for the program. The two-day race schedule was condensed to just Saturday, as inclement weather was expected on Sunday.

“The racing was great at the Knecht Cup this weekend,” said head coach Jennifer Wendry. “Each boat took what they worked on in practice this week and put it to the test in their races. The Third Varsity 8+ winning was certainly the highlight for the Huskies.”

All five boats that raced for UConn earned a top-10 finish at the Knecht Cup, including a sixth-place finish in the Second Varsity 8+ (6:57.36) and seventh in the Second Varsity 4+ (8:03.37).

Before Saturday, the Huskies’ last first-place finish in a race came at UCF on March 16 when the Third Varsity 4+ finished ahead of the Knights, Jacksonville and Nova Southeastern. Next up for UConn is the Cherry Hill Invitational on Saturday.

“We are excited to get faster this week as we prepare for Cherry Hill,” said Wendry. Complete results for UConn are available below.

Varsity 8+

Sydney Gibbs (coxswain), Chloe Ludden (stroke), Hayley Brant (seven), Molly Bugos (six), Grace Baldauf (five), Julia Schelting (four), Maja Barnouw (three), Micaela Nowacki (two), Eleanor Dowd (bow).

Second Varsity 8+

Norelis Collado (coxswain), Erica Bushey (stroke), Claire Callghan (seven), Courtney Dawless (six), Rachel Signor (five), Emily Strawbridge (four), Carolina Richman (three), Molly Fitzpatrick (two), Kathryn Stevens (bow).

Third Varsity 8+

Shivani Dave (coxswain), Sara Nelson (stroke), Cyanne Mitchell (seven), Sophia Hopwood (six), Lillian Whitmore (five), Maggie Mlynek (four), Melony Edwards (three), Maria Bellos (two), Kervelle Baird (bow).

Varsity 4+

Erika Yao (coxswain), Emily George (stroke), Meg Blundy-Jones (three), Kaitlyn May (two), Bridget Murphy (bow).

Second Varsity 4+

Jordan Crinieri (coxswain), Sierra Mazur (stroke), Nicole Chaloux (three), Delaney McGovern (two), Mae Hanson (bow).

UConn Results

Second Varsity 4+

Heat 2
1. Temple ‘A’ – 7:48.68
2. Boston College – 7:56.64
3. Penn – 7:58.41
4. UConn – 8:10.74
5. UMass ‘B’ – 8:39.04
6. Old Dominion – 9:26.39

FINAL
1. Temple ‘A’ – 7:43.16
2. Kansas – 7:43.21
3. Penn – 7:50.97
4. Boston College – 7:53.49
5. UMass ‘A’ – 8:00.84
6. Harvard-Radcliffe – 8:02.07
7. UConn – 8:03.37

Varsity 4+

Heat 3
1. Temple – 7:41.22
2. Miami – 7:49.18
3. Boston University – 7:50.81
4. UConn – 7:57.55
5. Wichita State – 8:29.47
6. George Mason – 8:36.83

SEMI 2
1. Temple – 7:39.14
2. Boston College – 7:44.81
3. Harvard-Radcliffe – 7:49.17
4. George Washington – 7:50.48
5. Kansas – 7:51.84
6. UConn – 8:02.39

PETITE FINAL
1. Villanova – 7:53.72
2. Boston University – 7:56.73
3. UConn – 8:01.24
4. Kansas – 8:03.26

Varsity 8+

Heat 1
1. Penn – 6:36.00
2. Wisconsin – 6:37.77
3. Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:40.34
4. Kansas – 6:43.65
5. UConn – 6:46.45
6. New Hampshire – 6:58.72
7. Jefferson – 7:01. 00

PETITIE FINAL
1. Miami – 6:45.56
2. Kansas – 6:50.41
3. UConn – 6:51.11
4. UMass – 6:58.48
5. Villanova – 7:04.24
6. New Hampshire – 7:21.74

Second Varsity 8+

Heat 1
1. Penn – 6:49.53
2. Miami – 6:51.47
3. Boston College – 6:56.75
4. UConn – 6:58.46
5. Old Dominion – 7:14.58
6. George Mason – 7:34.03

GRAND FINAL
1. Boston College – 6:45.59
2. Penn – 6:45.63
3. Miami – 6:47.31
4. Temple – 6:52.50
5. George Washington – 6:54.82
6. UConn – 6:57.36
7. Kansas – 7:04.84

Third Varsity 8+

Heat 2
1. Boston College – 7:12.80
2. Temple – 7:13.47
3. UConn – 7:15.23
4. Old Dominion – 7:43.85

FINAL
1. UConn – 7:07.85
2. Boston College – 7:08.48
3. Wisconsin – 7:10.37
4. Temple – 7:17.35
5. Kansas – 7:21.22
6. Old Dominion – 7:29.26
7. Villanova – 7:29.44


 

 

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