April 14, 2012
CAMDEN, N.J. -- The University of Connecticut rowing team enjoyed a successful first day of competition at the Knecht Cup on the Cooper River. The event concludes on Sunday.
UConn's varsity eight had a strong second-place finish in its heat with a time of 6:50.03 as Bucknell won, but the Huskies topped Massachusetts, Trinity and Duquesne. UConn finished sixth in its semifinal heat in a time of 7:01.88 and moved on to Sunday's Third Level Final.
UConn's second varsity eight won its heat race in a time of 6:56.49 as it beat Buffalo, Trinity, North Carolina, Colgate and Canisius. The Huskies were fifth ih the semifinal heat in a time of 7:07.58 and will row in Sunday's Third Level Final.
The Husky novice eight was fourth in its heat with a time of 7:13.77 as Kansas won the heat. The novice eight was fourth in its semifinal in a time of 7:27.79 and will race in the Petite Final on Sunday.
The UConn varsity four was second in its preliminary heat to advance to the semifinals with a time of 8:12.15 as Loyola won the heat followed by the Huskies and then Holy Cross, George Mason, Dayton and Robert Morris. In the semifinals, UConn was fifth in its heat in a time of 8:20.96 and moves to Sunday's Third Level Final at 9:30 a.m.
UConn's second varsity four was second in its heat in a time of 8:29.45.
The UConn novice four were third in their heat with a time of 9:21.45 as Old Dominion was first and Carnegie Mellon was second.