Rowing Wraps Up Competition At SIRA

The varsity 8 finished 5th in the Gradn Final. Photo by Anthony James.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Barry University rowing team wrapped up competition at the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) this afternoon.  The Buccaneer varsity 8 squad finished fifth in the Grand Final and overall while the varsity 4 team finished third in the Petite Final.
The varsity 4 group posted a time of 8:07.26 to finish third in the Petite Final. Liberty took the win in 7:58.20 while Tampa took second in the race in a time of 8:01.15. Following the Bucs were Marietta (8:11.36) and Florida State (8:12.30). The team was manned by: Cox –Savanna Luberto, stroke- Haley Stark, 3- Jen Feriozzi, 2-Ari Masley, bow-Rebekah Kilroy.
In the varsity 8 Grand Final, the Bucs (cox-  Grace Horwitz, stroke – Kelly Harrison, 7- Vanessa Viadero, 6-Nicole Marek, 5-Jaimee Lampard, 4-Renee Forcier, 3-Helene Pierre, 2-Jamie Gordon, bow-Courtney Greene)  finished fifth in a time of 7:08.18. Mercyhurst took the win in 6:50.70 while Nova finished second in 6:57.33.
The Bucs return to action next weekend in the Sunshine State Conference Championship.
Rowing Has Solid First Day At SIRA
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.— The Barry University rowing team completed their races at the first day of the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) regatta this afternoon. The Bucs’ varsity 4 and varsity 8 crews each competed.
In the varsity 8 events, the Bucs won their first race in a time of 6:53.50, beating out teams from Michigan State, Rollins, Emory, and University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
The Bucs finished third in their second race in a time of 6:52.10. Nova Southeastern took the win in 6:46.10 while Marietta finished second in 6:52.54. The squad, however, qualified for the Varsity 8 Grand Final tomorrow. The varsity 8 boat was manned by: cox-Grace Horwitz, Strokr-Kelly Harrison, 7-Vanessa Viadero, 6-Nicole Marek, 5-Jaimee Lampard, 4-Renee Forcier, 3-Helene Pierre, 2-Jamie Gordon, bow-Courtney Greene
In the varsity 4 events, the Buccaneers (cox-Savanna Luberto, stroke-Haley Stark, 3-Jen Feriozzi, 2-Ari Masley, bow-Rebekah Kilroy) finished second in their first heat in a time of 7:44.30 against NSU – LA, Georgia Tech, College of Charleston, and Clemson. Georgia Tech took the win in 7:35.40
 In their second race of the day, the Bucs finished fifth in 7:44.48, but were good enough to qualify for the Petite Final tomorrow. Washington University took the win in 7:23.60 while Nova took second in 7:32.47.
“Overall the team did well today,” head coach Dave Sanderson said. “The crew did a good job of managing the weather conditions and scheduling delays.”
The Bucs will return to action tomorrow for their final races.

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