Rowing ends season victorious in Rivanna Romp

The Virginia women’s rowing team wrapped up its fall season Sunday with a pair of victories in the Rivanna Romp. On the Rivanna Reservoir, the host Cavaliers posted several notable times and took the top spot in both the Varsity Eight and Varsity Four races.

In the Varsity Eight competition, Virginia completed the 4000-meter race with a time of 13:01.1, fast enough to capture its 11th-straight win in the Romp. The Cavaliers finished 19 seconds ahead of second-place Duke, who finished in 13:20.1. Behind Virginia’s Eight A and Duke’s A, Virginia’s B captured third place with a time of 13:20.4.

The victorious Varsity Eight was made up of seniors Taylor Leonard, Jo Gurman, Ellen Pate, Erin Briggs, Georgia Ratcliff and coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell, as well as juniors Alice Darry and Jane Hudson and sophomore Heidi Long.

The Cavaliers also dominated in the Varsity Four race, claiming the top spot and five of the top seven times. Virginia’s Varsity Four A — made up of Lucas-Conwell, Ratcliff, Briggs, Long and Pate — took first with a time of 14:24.3, defeating second-place Duke by over 28 seconds. Virginia’s B, C and D took third, fourth and fifth, respectively, while their E took seventh.

With the conclusion of the fall season, the Cavaliers now head into the winter indoor training season and will return to the water with the beginning of the spring season in March to pursue a third NCAA championship.

Photo Credit: Marshall Bronfin | Cavalier Daily

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