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Huskies Finish Third in Varsity Eight Petite Final

The UConn varsity eight was third in the petite final at the Dad Vail.

May 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Connecticut varsity eight boat finished third in the petite final on Saturday as the Huskies participated in the annual Dad Vail Regatta over the weekend.

The Huskies time in the petite finale was 6:49.971 as the race was won by Middlebury, followed by St. Joseph's and the Huskies beat Dayton, Purdue and Fairfield.

The Huskies were second in the their heat in a time of 6:34.855 as Grand Valley State was first. UConn beat Marist, Penn State and Emory in the heat.

In the semifinals, UConn finished fourth in a time of 6:59.354 to advance to the petite final. Drexel won the race followed by Drexel, Bucknell and Middlebury. UConn topped Jacksonville and Delaware in the semis.

The UConn boat was Charlotte Kelley (cox), Natalie Carlone (stroke), Laura Webster (seven), Heather Norris (six), Audrey Kelley (five), Julia Roth (four), Abbie Viner (three), Erin Mounce (two) and Haley Ullinger (bow).

The UConn varsity four boat advanced to the semifinals as it was third in its heat with a time of 7:31.064 as Oklahoma City won the heat followed by William and Mary and UConn. The Huskies topped Iona, College of Charleston and High Point.

UConn was fifth in the semifinals in a time of 8:12.295 in a race that was won by Bowdoin followed by Nova Southeastern.



The UConn boat was Abi Lowry (cox), Ashley West (stroke), Teresa Starzecki (three), Brenna Conrad (two) and Sarah Mosure (bow).

The UConn second varsity eight was third in its heat with a time of 6:47.649 in a race won by Grand Valley State followed by UMass. UConn beat Colgate, Jacksonville and La Salle.

The UConn second varsity eight was Elise McCormick (cox), Christine Latona (stroke), Diana Gryszkiewicz (seven), Ally Hopson (six), Arielle Sherman (five), Emily Powers (four), Mikayla Hudson (three), Chelsea Zabel (two) and Dani Wrubel (bow).

The Huskies return to action next Saturday when they compete at the American Athletic Conference Championship in Mercer County, N.J.