Rowing Competes at World's Largest Regatta on Sunday

Oct. 23, 2011

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By Eric DeSalvo

BOSTON, Mass. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF rowing team traveled north to take part in the Head of the Charles, the world's largest regatta, and came through with a strong showing in the Championship Eights Women event. The Knights placed 23rd overall (17:16.19) against some of the best competition the world has to offer.

In a field of 37 teams, 2010 NCAA National Champion Virginia claimed the race in a time of 16:11.52.

The crew of Katherine Krueger, Michelle Haves, Lucia Pinelli, Alyssa Egan, Nina Morgan, Chelsey Lauzon, Calena Illan, Margaret Lahmeyer and Claire Frenkel guided the Knights down the Charles River past Conference USA foe Alabama by seven seconds. UCF's varsity boat also finished in front of Louisville, Boston College and Georgetown.

Returning to the water next weekend, the Knights will unveil their novice squad as they stay nearby to compete in the Hatter Classic in DeLand.