Lady Monarchs Race at Rivanna Romp

November 15, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 15, 2010

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Old Dominion women's rowing team closed out the fall on Sunday at the Rivanna Romp held at the Rivanna Reservior against a seasoned field including host and 2010 NCAA Champion Virginia, as well as Duke and Pennsylvania.

"The racing this weekend demonstrated improvement over the fall," said head coach Dan Garbutt." We will look to find another level over winter training."

The Lady Monarchs' Varsity 8 "A" finished its race in eighth place, clocking in with a time of 14:36.01, while the "B" boat placed 12th in the field with its time of 15:21.27. Virginia claimed the top three spots of the race with the Cavaliers' "A" boat capturing the top finish with a time of 13:22.87.

The Lady Monarchs also had a pair of entries in the Varsity Four. Old Dominion's "A" took 10th in the race, finishing the course in a time of 16:33.06, while the "B" boat finished in 14th with a time of 16:51.80. The Cavaliers took six of the top seven finishes with Virginia's "A" racing to a first place finish time of 15:40.35.

In the Novice Eight, the Lady Monarchs took fifth by crossing the finish line in a time of 17:04.77. Penn won the Novice Eight in a time of 14:58.28.

The Rivanna Romp was the final race for the Lady Monarchs this fall. The ODU women's rowing team will be back in action during their Spring Break Training Trip in March when they travel to Austin, Texas and face the University of Texas. The spring schedule will also feature the Lady Monarchs on the water hosting the University of Miami and traveling to the Knecht Cup, Bucknell/Colgate, the Colonial Athletic Association Championships, and the Dad Vail Regatta.

Rivanna Romp - Final Results Varsity Eight:
1. UVa 'A' (13:22.87)
2. UVa 'C' (13:55.65)
3. UVa 'B' (13:56.60)
4. Penn 'A' (14:04.10)
5. Duke 'A' (14:05.74)
6. UVa 'D' (14:31.67)
7. Duke 'B' (14:35.73)
8. ODU 'A' (14:36.01)
9. Penn 'B' (14:38.53)
10. Duke 'C' (14:41.71)
11. UVa 'E' (14:57.38)
12. ODU 'B' (15:21.27)

Varsity Four:
1. UVa 'A' (15:40.35) 2. Duke 'A' (15:43.64) 3. UVa 'B' (15:50.11) 4. UVa 'C' (15:50.18) 5. UVa 'D' (15:51.13) 6. UVa 'E' (15:58.13) 7. UVa 'F' (16:22.51) 8. Penn 'C' (16:23.32) 9. Penn 'B' (16:25.71) 10. ODU 'A' (16:33.06) 11. Penn 'A' (16:35.79) 12. Duke 'C' (16:47.57) 13. Duke 'B' (16:51.25) 14. ODU 'B' (16:51.80) 15. Penn 'D' (16:56.00)

Novice Eight:
1. Penn 'A' (14:58.28)
2. Duke 'A' (15:23.76)
3. UVa 'A' (15:48.15)
4. UVa 'B' (16:49.14)
5. ODU 'A' (17:04.77)