WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Barry University's Varsity 8+ crew finished sixth in the nation Sunday, wrapping up its final race in the three-day NCAA Division II Women's Rowing National Championships.
Ranked eighth in the country in the most recent CRCA/U.S. Rowing Coaches poll, the Buccaneers 8 crew of coxswain Grace Horwitz, stroke Kristina Boncheva, Kelly Harrison, Renee Forcier, Helene Pierre, Mandy Carper, Samantha McKenzie, Courtney Greene and Rebekah Kilroy completed the Petite Final 2,000-meter course at Lake Mercer in 7:06.90. Central Oklahoma finished ahead of the Bucs in 7:03.77 to place fifth.
Barry's time was seven-tenths of a second faster than the Bucs' crew rowed in Saturday's semifinals.
Humboldt State won the title with a time of 6:48.84 in the Grand Final. Western Washington was second in 6:50.45, Nova Southeastern third in 6:51.89 and Mercyhurst fourth in 6:57.29.
For all NCAA Championships results, visit http://cfpitiming.com/liveresults/2012_Outdoor/NCAA_rowing_2012/.
NCAA Rowing Championships (5/25/2012 to 5/27/2012)
Results at cfpitiming.com
Lake Mercer in West Windsor, NJ
Event 12 Women 2000 Meter Dash Eights Petite Division II
1 Central Oklahoma 7:03.77
2 Barry 7:06.90
Event 2 Women 2000 Meter Dash Eights Grand Division II
1 Humboldt St 6:48.84
2 Western Washington 6:50.45
3 Nova SE 6:51.89
4 Mercyhurst 6:57.29
3 Central Oklahoma