UCF Rowers Complete Successful Fall Season at Head of the Hooch

Nov. 4, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's rowing team completed its fall schedule Saturday, with the Knights' varsity eight "B" boat coming in as the team's top-finisher in the Championship 8+ event in a time of 17:13.7.

The boat, which featured Lauren Patton, Elizabeth Robinson, Taylor Wiatt, Lauren Hampson, Danielle Leen, Erin Bernier, Nicole Hoag, Jessica Veeneman and Katherine Krueger, placed eighth in the event behind Clemson "A", Louisville, Tennessee, UT Austin, Clemson "B" and a pair of boats from Duke.

The Knights' varsity eight "A" boat of Erika Venza, Jordynn Pauls, Samantha MIller, Tanis Frankchuk, Tara Rogers, Chelsea Lauzon, Samantha Sarff, Alicia Campaigne and Emma Gresson finished in 10th place just behind North Carolina "A", after posting a time of 17:16.7.

The third boat to compete for the Black and Gold in the event, the varsity eight "C", finished the race in a time of 17:41.9, good for 16th in the 26-team field.

Earlier in the day, the UCF novice eight "A" boat of Autumn Moller, Nina Morgan, Caitlin Mathews, Janaye Radtke, Rebecca Livesa, Tina Bechtold, Margaret Lahmeyer, Allana Alvarez and Kristen Novo took home fourth place honors after posting a time of 18:24.4 in the Freshman Novice 8+ race.

The Knights' second boat entered into the race finished with a time of 19:01.7, placing them seventh among the competition.

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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Championship 8+
UCF Varsity "B", 17:13.7
UCF Varsity "A", 17:16.7
UCF Varsity "C", 17:41.9

Freshman Novice 8+
UCF Novice "A", 18:24.4
UCF Novice "B", 19:01.7