Rowing Wraps Up Day One at Knecht Cup

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Alabama switched gears and competed at the large Knecht Cup on Saturday.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
Alabama switched gears and competed at the large Knecht Cup on Saturday.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

April 13, 2013

CHERRY HILL, N.J.- The Alabama rowing team opened competition at the Knecht Cup Regatta with two crews advancing to the finals on Sunday. The Crimson Tide competed in a total of seven races Saturday, on the Cooper River.

"Overall everyone did better and improved from last week," Alabama head coach Larry Davissaid. "We have a lot of youth that have not been to a regatta like this. It is definitely a positive the growth we gained as a team."

The Alabama second varsity 8+ placed fourth in the first semifinal to advance to the petite final competition on Sunday with a 7:03.84. It used a second place finish in its heat to start the day with a time of 7:10.34.

The novice 8+ will advance to the grand finals on Sunday by finishing second in its semifinal heat with a 7:14.46. The crew opened the day with a second place finish in its qualifying heat with a 7:12.35.

"We certainly have things we need to get better at but overall everyone got better this week," Davis said. "We want to be able to handle ourselves in these conditions. It is a chaotic, big regatta but a great opportunity that will pay dividends when we get to conference championships."

Alabama opened the day with its varsity 4+ boat finishing fifth with an 8:25.36. The second varsity 4+ also crossed the line in fifth with an 8:17.96. The first varsity 8+ crew finished fourth in its heat with a 6:58.28, just missing a bid to the semifinal round.

The Tide will open competition on Sunday with the novice 8+ final at 11:10 a.m.

RESULTS

 

V4+

 

Place

Team

 

 

 

Finish

 

 

 

1

Bucknell

 

 

 

8:00.90

 

 

2

Buffalo

 

 

 

8:03.80

 

 

 

3

George Mason A

 

 

 

8:06.96

 

 

 

4

Robert Morris

 

 

 

8:17.08

 

 

 

5

Alabama

 

 

 

8:25.36

 

 

 

6

West Virginia

 

 

 

8:34.35

 

 


  2nd V4+

  Place

 

 

Team

 

 

 

 

 

Finish

 

 

 

1

Kansas B

 

 

 

7:59.31

 

 

 

2

George Mason

 

 

 

8:06.21

 

 

 

3

UConn A

 

 

 

8:11.96

 

 

 

4

Dayton

 

 

 

8:16.75

 

 

 

5

Alabama

 

 

 

8:17.96

 

 

 


  V8+
 
Place

 

 

Team

 

 

 

 

 

Finish

 

 

 

1

Holy Cross

 

 

 

6:51.91

 

 

 

2

Trinity

 

 

 

6:53.06

 

 

 

3

ODU

 

 

 

6:55.30

 

 

 

4

Alabama

 

 

 

6:58.28

 

 

 

5

Fairfield

 

 

 

7:07.34

 

 

 

6

Marist

 

 

 

7:13.36

 

 

 


  2nd V8+
 
Place

 

 

Team

 

 

 

 

 

Finish

 

 

 

1

Boston College A

 

 

 

7:03.10

 

 

 

2

Alabama

 

 

 

7:10.34

 

 

 

3

North Carolina

 

 

 

7:15.12

 

 

 

4

Rutgers

 

 

 

7:25.24

 

 

 

5

George Mason B

 

 

 

7:29.90

 

 

 

6

LaSalle

 

 

 

7:47.40

 

 

 


  Novice 8+
 
Place

 

 

Team

 

 

 

 

 

Finish

 

 

 

1

Drexel

 

 

 

7:08.03

 

 

 

2

Alabama

 

 

 

7:12.35

 

 

 

3

LaSalle

 

 

 

7:37.76

 

 

 

4

New Hampshire

 

 

 

7:41.87

 

 

 

5

Fordham

 

 

 

7:56.76

 

 

 

6

MIT Lwt

 

 

 

7:59.29

 

 

 

 

 

2nd V8+ Semi

 

 

Place

Team

 

 

 

Finish

 

 

 

 

1

Kansas

 

 

 

6:51.31

 

 

 

 

2

Bucknell

 

 

 

6:56.42

 

 

 

 

3

Dayton

 

 

 

7:03.25

 

 

 

 

4

Alabama

 

 

 

7:03.84

 

 

 

 

5

Wisconsin Lwt

 

 

 

7:07.77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Novice 8+ Semi

Place

 

Team

 

 

 

 

Finish

 

 

 

 

1

Boston College

 

 

 

7:01.41

 

 

 

 

2

Alabama

 

 

 

7:14.46

 

 

 

 

3

Kansas

 

 

 

7:31.39

 

 

 

 

4

UMass

 

 

 

7:40.59

 

 

 

 

5

Rutgers

 

 

 

7:47.08

 

 

 

 

6

New Hampshire

 

 

 

7:50.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

     
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