EARLYSVILLE, Va. – The Virginia rowing team won three out of four races at Rivanna Romp Sunday (Nov. 13) at Rivanna Reservoir. UVA won the varsity eight, varsity four, and varsity pair races as the Cavaliers wrapped up their fall season.
The annual regatta was attended by crews from UCF, Duke, Louisville, Navy and North Carolina. Virginia has won the last 16 varsity eight races at the romp, while the UVA varsity four has won 13 of the last 15 races.
UVA’s second varsity eight took the win at the Rivanna Romp, finishing the 4,000 meter course in a winning time of 12:49.50. UVA’s V8 was second in 12:50.1, followed by Duke’s V8 in 12:57.6 and Virginia’s 3V8 in 13:15.5.
The Cavaliers’ varsity four defeated the UVA’s second varsity four 14:20.9-14:24.5. Duke’s varsity four placed third with 14:25.9, while UVA’s third varsity four placed fourth with 14:41.4.
UVA tandem Catherine Williams and Lauren Benedict won the varsity pair race, beating teammates Kate Kelly and Leia Till 11-44.4-11-45.7.
Duke’s Novice Eight defeated UVA’s N8 13:22-14:00.
“The crash was an incredible opportunity for the team to come together and train hard together,” said UVA co-captains Tahne Badenhorst and Larkin Brown. “We took this semester to be faster, to be braver and to learn a lot from each other.
“The team is looking strong this year and it was great to see that at Rivanna Romp today. We are so proud of this team and look forward to what we can achieve. Many thanks to Duke, UNC, Navy, UCF and Louisville for the trip. It was great to see our ACC competitors this fall. go hoos!”
Uni Eight: Helmsman: Janet Conklin; Stroke: Kate Kelly, 7: Leia Till, 6: Lauren Benedict, 5: Catherine Williams, 4: Bella Carter, 3: Elsa Hartman, 2: Cillian Mullen, Arch: Eva Frohnhofer
Second varsity eight: Helmsman: ViVi Van Ingen; Stroke: Sofia Coppola, 7: Nel Straub, 6: Jenna Hajji, 5: Larkin Brown, 4: Riley Richardson; 3: Lily Jarrett, 2: Kelsey Gems, bow: Meagan Goldsmith
Third Uni Eight: Helmsman: Nora Grabcheski, Stroke: Addison Luce, 7: Teagan Orth, 6: Paige Loh, 5: Lily Bernero, 4: Kate McGee, 3: Tahne Badenhorst, 2: Tahne Badenhorst, 2: Sky Dahl, Bow: Grace Lebo
Fourth Uni Eight: Helmsman: Zoe Tekeian, Stroke: Izzie Bird, 7: Ailbhe O’Grady, 6: Brooke Alexander, 5: Beatrice Jones, 4: Katie Stephens, 3: Lindsay O’Neil, 2: Carter Shields, Bow: Alexa Zavattaro
Fifth Uni Eight: Helmsman: Faye Berry, Stroke: Paige Lane, 7: Freya Birkas-Dent, 6: Ava Dargon, 5: Katie Rapaglia, 4: Sarah Rapaglia, 3: Sydney Fratamico, 2: Amelia Parizek, Bow: Reilly Katz
Uni four: Helmsman: Janet Conklin, Stroke: Elsa Hartman, 3: Bella Carter, 2: Eva Frohnhofer, Bow: Cillian Mullen
Second Uni Four: Helmsman: Emma Bradish, Stroke: Nel Straub, 3: Jenna Hajji, 2: Larkin Brown, Bow: Kelsey Gems
Third Uni Four: Helmsman: Chloe Lee, Stroke: Meagan Goldsmith, 3: Sofia Coppola, 2: Lily Jarrett, Bow: Riley Richardson
Fourth Uni Four: Helmsman: Zoe Tekeian, Stroke: Addison Luce, 3: Teagan Orth, 2: Tahne Badenhorst, Bow: Kate McGee
Fifth Uni Four: Helmsman: Sarah Statler, Stroke: Paige Loh, 3: Lily Bernero, 2: Sky Dahl, Bow: Grace Lebo
Sixth Uni Four: Helmsman: Shelby Bavin, Stroke: Izzie Bird, 3: Ailbhe O’Grady, 2: Brooke Alexander, Bow: Beatrice Jones
First Novice Eight: Helmsman: Ashlyn McGinn, Stroke: Olivia Colston, 7: Natalie Bailey, 6: Ava Dargon, 5: Katie Rapaglia, 4: Sarah Rapaglia, 3: Dylan Bentley, 2: Hannah Guy, Bow: Lilly Sutter
Second Novice Eight: Helmsman: Lillian Parker, Stroke: Eleanor Press, 7: Lily Spyredes, 6: Kiersten Nyquist, 5: Savannah Fox, 4: Elise Williamson, 3: Julia Corbo, 2: Lizzie Householder, Bow: Ella Harris
Couple A: Kate Kelly, Leia Till
couple B: Catherine Williams, Lauren Benedict