Rowing Wraps Up Season At NCAA Championships

GOLD RIVER, Calif.—The Barry University rowing team wrapped up their season this morning when the varsity 8+ squad rowed in the petite final of the NCAA Division II National Championships. Rowing in a duel race, the Bucs finishes second to Seattle Pacific.

The Bucs (Cox- Grace Horwitz, Stroke– Kelly Harrison, 7- Vanessa Viadero, 6-Jaimee Lampard, 5-Nicole Marek, 4-Helene Pierre, 3-Renee Forcier, 2-Courtney Greene, Bow - Haley Stark) jumped out to the lead and commanded the lead through the first 1,000 meters of the race. Barry had splits of 1:45.96 and 1:51.05 in the first half of the race to lead the Falcons by a third of a second at the midway point.

"As expected, it was a very hard race," head coach Dave Sanderson said. "They went for it but just did not have the speed in the end."

Seattle Pacific proved too much for the Bucs as the Falcons were nearly eight seconds faster than Barry in the second half of the race. The Falcons won in a time of 7:14.80. The Bucs finished in 7:20.16

"It was an honor to be selected to the championship this year and it was a tremendous learning experience for the entire crew, Sanderson added. "However, ultimately, we want this regatta to be a motivating experience for next season and as everyone knows , next season starts now. "

DAY TWO RESULTS
 
GOLD RIVER, Calif.—The Barry University rowing team competed in the Varsity 8+ repechage race at the 2011 NCAA Division II Rowing Finals this afternoon. The Bucs finished fourth in a time of 7:28.55. Humbolt State took first (7:11.91), followed by Nova Southeastern (7:16.69) in second and Seattle Pacific (7:17.21) in third.

"Any type of elimination race is always a challenge. Unfortunately today we just couldn't match the speed needed to move forward to the grand final," head coach Dave Sanderson said. "Now we have one more race in the 2010/2011 season and the clear goal is to finish strong."

The Bucs jumped out of the gate and maintained third place through the first half of the race with a 3:38.55 1,000 meter time. Seattle Pacific, however, rowed a faster second 1,000 meters, to jump into third place.

The crew (Cox- Grace Horwitz, Stroke– Kelly Harrison, 7- Vanessa Viadero, 6-Jaimee Lampard, 5-Nicole Marek, 4-Helene Pierre, 3-Renee Forcier, 2-Courtney Greene, Bow - Haley Stark) returns to action tomorrow in the petite final against Seattle Pacific. The race begins at 12:15 pm EST. Fans can follow the action live via a web stream or with live stats by visiting the links provided.

DAY ONE RESULTS
 
GOLD RIVER, Calif.—The Barry University rowing team competed in the first day of the NCAA Division II Rowing Championships this afternoon. The varsity 8+ crew rowed in the second heat, finishing third to Mercyhurst (7:02.54) and Seattle Pacific (7:08.36) in a time of 7:10.06.
 
Mercyhurst jumped out with a quick start and led the entire race. After the first 500 meters, the Bucs trailed the Lakers by four and a half seconds and the Seattle Pacific Falcons by nearly two seconds.
 
"The eight had a solid row, “head coach Dave Sanderson said. “ It was a good way to start the regatta and we are looking forward to the rep.” 
 
The Buccaneers squad consisted of: Cox- Grace Horwitz, Stroke– Kelly Harrison, 7- Vanessa Viadero, 6-Jaimee Lampard, 5-Nicole Marek, 4-Helene Pierre, 3-Renee Forcier, 2-Courtney Greene, Bow - Haley Stark.
 
The Buccaneer squad consisted of: Cox-Grace Horwitz, Stroke – Kelly Harrison, 7- Vanessa Viadero, 6-Jaimee Lampard, 5-Nicole Marek, 4-Helene Pierre, 3-Renee Forcier, 2-Courtney Greene, Bow - Haley Stark.
 
The Bucs will return to action tomorrow in the repechage which begin at 1:30 pm. Fans can follow the action via web stream or with live stats by visiting the links provided.

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