UCF Rowers Cap Off the Fall Season in Tennessee

Oct. 31, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - On Saturday, the UCF women's rowing varsity and novice squads will compete at the Head of the Hooch Regatta in Chattanooga, Tenn. The race, considered to be "The Last of the Great Fall Regattas," takes place over a roughly three mile course on the Chattahoochee River.

The Knights novice squad, consisting of two eights, will kick-off competition in the Freshmen/Novice Eight category beginning at 10:45 am.

At 12:45, three varsity eights will compete in the Championship Eight category. The Knights' varsity eight crew will be second off the line due to their outstanding second place finish in the 2007 Head of the Hooch Regatta.

At the event, UCF's Varsity 8 "A" boat finished the course in a time of 19:29.3, behind first-place Texas, who finished in 19:23.9.

In contrast to spring racing, which takes place on a 2,000 meter buoyed course, the distance of fall races are longer and the courses are different at each venue. In addition, boats are sent off from the start line individually in equal intervals, usually within the 15 to 20 second range.

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Varsity 8 "A"
C: Erika Venza
8: Jordynn Pauls
7: Samantha MIller
6: Tanis Franchuk
5: Tara Rogers
4: Chelsea Lauzon
3: Samantha Sarff
2: Alicia Campaigne
1: Emma Gresson

Varsity 8 "B"
C: Lauren Patton
8: Elizabeth Robinson
7: Taylor Wiatt
6: Lauren Hampson
5: Danielle Leen
4: Erin Bernier
3: Nicole Hoag
2: Jessica Veeneman
1: Katherine Kreuger

Varsity 8 "C"
C: Brittany Skidmore
8: Lauren Schueler
7: Leah VanLear
6: Andrea Carr
5: Lauryn Steelman
4: Monica Larkin
3: Alyson Davis
2: Shelia Abadines
1: Alyssa Egan

Novice 8 "A"
C: Autumn Moller
8: Nina Morgan
7: Caitlin Mathews
6: Janaye Radtke
5: Rebecca Livesay
4: Tina Bechtold
3: Margaret Lahmeyer
2: Allana Alvarez
1: Kristen Novo

Novice 8 "B"
C:Katrina Bermudez
8:Claire Frenkel
7:Loni Prenitzer
6:Chelsey Green
5:Lily Guy
4:Michelle Haves
3:Rainey Booker
2:Katie Wieland
1:Lucia Pinelli

- Submitted by: Stephanie Adams