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Duke Closes Out NCAA Championships
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Release: 06/02/2019
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The No. 12 Duke rowing team finished the third and final day of the NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis Sunday morning.

The Blue Devils finished in 16th place with 47 total points. Washington finished first to win the National Championship, followed by Texas in second and Michigan in third.

Starting the day off for Duke was the V4 boat in the Petite Final. The Blue Devils went up against Brown, Indiana, Princeton, Rutgers, Virginia and Yale, and placed sixth with a time of 7:10.592. The Petite Final was Duke’s first Petite Final in school history.

In the next race, the V8 went head to head against Harvard, Indiana, Navy, UCF and Wisconsin in the C Final. Duke earned fifth with an overall time of 6:22.440.

In the 2V8 C Final and final race of the morning for Duke, the Blue Devils raced against Harvard, Iowa, Navy, Northeastern and Rutgers. The 2V8 crew originally clocked a time of 6:31.303, however, due to debris on the course and a petition from the Duke boat that was upheld, the Blue Devils finished tied for second with Rutgers under a no time taken finish.

“I think Duke did a really good job this weekend,” said head coach Megan Cooke Carcagno. “We were in a couple of very close races with four to six eights across and I thought our team handled themselves really well despite the rough conditions."

“I am proud of the varsity four for making the Petite Final and placing so well," stated Cooke Carcagno. "I thought our second varsity eight had a tremendous race at the end despite encountering some debris. I think that showed some really good resilience and our varsity eight did a tremendous job this weekend and all season. I’m sad that they didn’t get the result they wanted but I thought the effort was very inspiring for our future team.”

This season was the second time in school history the Blue Devils competed at the NCAA Championships (2016).


Day Three Results

V4 (Petite Final: 1. Princeton (7:03.634), 2. Brown (7:06.083), 3. Indiana (7:08.084), 4. Rutgers (7:08.564), 5. Yale (7:09.636), 6. Duke (7:10.592), 7. Virginia (7:17.996)

V8 (C Final): 1. Harvard (6:15.170), 2. Indiana (6:16.928), 3. Navy (6:20.048), 4. Wisconsin (6:20.483), 5. Duke (6:22.440), 6. UCF (6:34.395)

2V8 (C Final): 1. Harvard (6:25.441), T-2. Duke (NTT), T-2. Rutgers (NTT), 4. Iowa (6:32.721), 5. Northeastern (6:36.083), 6. Navy (6:39.404)

Final Team Standings

1. Washington (132)

2. Texas (125)

3. Michigan (119)

4. Stanford (116)

5. Ohio State (105)

6. California (103)

7. Princeton (94)

8. Yale (83)

9. Brown (79)

10. Virginia (77)

11. Rutgers (68)

T-12. Iowa (65)

T-12. Indiana (65)

14. Harvard (53)

15. Wisconsin (52)

16. Duke (47)

17. Navy (40)

18. UCF (31)

19. Northeastern (26)

20. Gonzaga (18)

21. Rhode Island (16)

22. Marist (6)


V8: Tara Fagan (Cox), Isabel Ruby-Hill (Stroke), Reed Kenny, Sydney Johnson, Olivia Mendonca, Shannon Tierney, Kiernan Spencer, Sophie Simister, Taji Phillips (Bow)

2V8: Leeloo Gilet (Cox), Lelia Boley (Stroke), Stella Haley, Meera Chakrabarti, Ella Harris, Elizabeth Butero, Rhea Bergman, Anna Jenkins, Gabriella Salvati (Bow)

V4: Rani Duff (Cox), Amelia Shunk (Stroke), Olivia Von Stauffenberg, Anne Klok, Tara Christensen (Bow)