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Rutgers Varsity Eight Takes Fourth at Knecht Cup
  • Posted on April 15, 2013 11:47:36 AM
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  • April 16, 2013 – The Rutgers rowing varsity eight took fourth place in the third level finals of the Knecht Cup over the weekend.

    The V8 boat – which consisted of Coxswain Brighid Parker, Stroke Stephanie Ford, Laura Ford, Morgand Knigge, Kathryn Bakaj, Shannon Haines, Jennelle Scheffler, Emily Goodman and Bow Raelyn Loiselle – crossed the line at 7:00.72. Old Dominion won the event (6.52.18), followed by Drexel and George Mason.

    RU finished its first heat in 7:05.95 for a second-place finish. The squad improved their time to 6:47.26 in the semifinals to finish fifth.

    The second varsity eight notched a time of 7:25.24 to rank fourth in their heat.

    The RU novice boat reached the semifinals, finishing fifth with a time of 7:47.08.  

    For full results, please go to: http://www.regattaworks.com/knecht/results.php?id=122

    Below are the full lineups for each boat.

    RU will be in action next on Saturday, April 20 in Philadelphia, Pa. The Scarlet Knights will face off against Saint Joseph's and Navy.


    First Varsity Eight

    Coxswain Brighid Parker

    Stroke Stephanie Ford

    7  Laura Ford

    6 Morgand Knigge

    5 Kathryn Bakaj

    4 Shannon Haines

    3 Jennelle Scheffler

    2 Emily Goodman

    Bow Raelyn Loiselle


    Second Varsity Eight

    Coxswain Christina McGinnis

    Stroke Veronica Leach

    7 Emilia Toipp

    6 Bailey Irelan

    5 Andrea Samulewski

    4 Amanda Dothe

    3 Gabby Oliviera

    2 Chioma Moneme

    B Melissa McCleery


    Novice Eight

    Coxswain Avigayil Lieber

    Stroke Shannon Edmonds

    7 Veronica DeSalvo

    6 Kelly Connor

    5 Ariel Zunger

    4 Caitlin Lavery

    3 Taylor James

    2 Lillian Feygin

    B Katie Hungrige


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