Hurricanes Set for ACC Rowing Championships

Hurricanes Set for ACC Rowing Championships

April 22, 2005

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 CORAL GABLES, <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Fla. The University of Miami rowing squad will make its debut at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the waters of Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S. C.


The Hurricanes will join sixth ranked Virginia, 17th ranked Duke, Clemson and North Carolina in the championships, which will feature five schools for the first time ever in the six year history of the regatta.


Miami will face a formidable opponent in the Virginia Cavaliers, who won each event last season en route to their fifth-consecutive ACC title. UVa’s varsity eight enters the regatta ranked ninth in the country in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association poll and is currently the only nationally-ranked varsity eight in the ACC.


“Since this is our first time at the ACC Championships, we’re looking to be as competitive as possible,” said head coach Debra Morgan. “The other ACC schools are racing well this year. We’re simply looking to stay competitive and have our best performances of the season thus far.”


The Hurricanes opened the season with wins in both the varsity and novice four at the Hurricane Invitational before competing at the San Diego Crew Classic where they finished as high as second in the varsity eight preliminaries.


UM’s varsity eight earned ACC Crew of the Week honors on April 4th after finishing fourth in the Women’s Cal Cup Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic with a time of 6:56.92.


Most recently, the Hurricanes finished in second place for the overall points title at the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association (FIRA) Championships April 9th. There, the Hurricanes won both the varsity and second varsity four races.


The championships will open with the varsity four at 9:00 a.m., followed by the novice eight at 9:20 a.m. The second varsity eight will compete at 9:40 a.m. The varsity eight, the regatta’s flagship race, will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Miami in lane one, Clemson in lane two and Virginia in lane three. Duke and North Carolina will race in lanes four and five, respectively.


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ACC Championship Lane Assignments/Miami Lineups


Varsity Four (9:00 AM):

Lane 1-North Carolina

Lane 2 – Miami [Cox – Meghan Leydecker, 1. Marenda Chamberlin, 2. Jenny Dunning, 3.Mackenzie Dove, Bow – Julie Crane]

Lane 3 -Virginia

Lane 4-Clemson

Lane 5- Duke


Novice Eight (9:20 AM):

Lane 1- North Carolina

Lane 2 –Miami [Cox – Stephanie Prochazka, 1. Michelle Pinon, 2. Charlotte Hillary, 3. Megan White, 4. Mackenna Moeller, 5. Sara Greyer, 6. Christin Brennan, 7. Julianne Parker, Bow- Courtney Greizowski]

Lane 3 -Clemson

Lane 4 -Virginia

Lane 5 -Duke


Second Varsity Eight (9:40 AM):

Lane 1 –Miami [Cox – Jessica Martin,1. Emy Huntsman, 2. Taurii Coyne, 3. Valerie Webb,

4. Ashley Via, 5. Bethany Krawec, 6. Jaquelene Heywood, 7. Molly Wilson, Bow – Deirdre Curran]

Lane 2 – Duke

Lane 3 – Virginia

Lane 4 -Clemson

Lane 5 -North Carolina


Varsity Eight (10:00 AM):

Lane 1- Miami [Cox – Laura Comeau, 1. Sarah Conlon, 2. Karen Wiley, 3. Natasha Lejer, 4. Laura Coltman, 5. Sarah Stocks, 6. Rachel Clausing, 7. Yassi Haririnia, Bow – Anna Cohen]

Lane 2-Clemson

Lane 3 -Virginia

Lane 4 -Duke

Lane 5 -North Carolina