Knights Close Out UVA Invite

EARLYSVILLE, Va. – The UCF rowing team picked up for wins while racing twice on the Rivanna Reservoir to close out the UVA Invite on Saturday.
The Varsity Eight opened the day against No. 11 Duke. The squad of squad of Elena EstebanLeslie LajoieAmy Van RynJulie PoulsenRusne DziugyteCharlotte WileyMia ClearyEmily Puia and Martina Pischedda, crossed the line just behind the Blue Devils in 6:51.5.

The Second Varsity Eight, consisting of Kennedy KeithAbbie PritchardGeorgia CoyneLauryn BenchLuci DerrickAnnberlee HothemTegan FookesEmily Klysen and Emma Leavens, finished second in 7:11.3.
The Varsity Four squad of Lauren RomanSeyene Oord, Maria Yim, Michaela Gundrum,  and Lindsey Buckreis finished second in 7:50.6 in the third race of the morning session.
The Second Varsity Four, consisting of Kenzie Harrod, Aenea KerenConnery CassidyKinley Zink and Tatum Cox, finished second in 8:10.3.
The Third Varsity Eight, consisting of Sofia SoriaKirstan MenelloChiara CiulloEmily EastwoodRachel DunfordJillian LawrensonAryann JohnsonMaura Shiner and Kayla Evers rounded out the morning session with a second place finish in 7:23.5.
The Knights flipped the order for the final races against North Carolina, with the 3V8 opening the afternoon racing. UCF posted a winning time of 7:27.0 over the Tar Heels.
The 2V4 picked up a second win over UNC with a time of 8:05.7. The V4 finished second with a time of 7:51.1.
The 2V8 crossed the line over five seconds ahead of North Carolina in 7:16.4.
The V8 closed out the weekend with an open water victory, crossing the line in 6:55.3.
The Knights return to action next weekend, heading to Sarasota for the Sunshine State Invite.
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