Women's Rowing Kicks Off Season With Head of the Lafayette

October 29, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 29, 2010

Meet the 2010-11 ODU Women's Rowing Team (Monarch All-Access Video)

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion women's rowing squad kicks off the 2010-11 season and its third season of varsity competition hosting the Head of the Lafayette on Sunday, October 31st.

Last season at the Head of the Lafayette, the Lady Monarchs battled challenging conditions to claim the top three spots in the race. The ODU Varsity boat took first crossing the finish line with a time of 10:12, with the ODU Frosh "A" shell taking second with a time of 10:51, and closely followed by the ODU Frosh "B" boat clocking in at 10:56 to take third.

The Lady Monarchs return 22 from last year's squad which saw the Novice 8+ win the Head of the Hooch on the Tennessee River, a second place showing by the Frosh/Novice 8 at the Rivanna Romp, and the Varsity 8 advance to the Grand Final of the Occoquan Sprints.

Taking place on the Lafayette River, just minutes from campus, fans can watch the race from Mayflower Road in the Colonial Place section of Norfolk or the Granby Street Bridge.