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Women's Rowing Team Finishes Fifth Overall at Kerr Cup
Gained their highest point total (15) from a second-place showing in the Novice Eight competition
 
Gained their highest point total (15) from a second-place showing in the Novice Eight competition
 

April 23, 2012

Complete Results

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A first-place finish in the Varsity Four category along with a second-place spot in the Novice Eight competition propelled Villanova into fifth position in the overall standings with 21 points on Saturday, April 21st in the 46th Annual Kerr Cup. VU notched third-place in the Freshmen Four Final while also delivering second and third-place finishes in the Pair Final, although both were non-point scoring events.

The Wildcats earned 15 points in the Novice Eight category after finishing as the runner-up behind host Drexel with a time of 8:17.60. The Dragons concluded the race in less than eight minutes (7:59.90) to post the victory and acquire 18 points. Penn State (8:37.80) gathered 12 points with third-place, while Fordham registered fourth in a time of 9:16.60. A total of nine points were awarded to the Rams. There were no entries in the fifth and sixth lanes.

There were two boats that competed in the Varsity Four preliminary heat on the day for Villanova. In heat A, the Villanova "B" boat captured fifth, but would not advance to the final with a time of 9:12.00. Due to three preliminary heats in this specific competition, only the top two times in each heat would move on.

The other boat, Villanova "A", took first in heat C with a time of 8:48.00 to advance into the final. Second-place finisher Loyola (8:54.10) trailed close behind with only six-seconds off the winning pace and clinched one of the six spots in the final. Drexel and Catholic University finished third and fourth with times of 9.55.80 and 14:15.00, respectively. Earning their way into the final from heat B were Bryn Mawr "A" (8:58.80) and Penn State "B" (9:37.00).

Claiming the top prize (six points) in the Varsity Four Final was VU at 8:19.00. Loyola followed slightly behind once again with a time of 8:23.90 and was rewarded with five points. Bryn Mawr (8:25.70) placed third to obtain 4 points, Penn State "A" posted fourth for 3 points, Drexel "A" sealed fifth (2 points) and the Penn State "B" boat rounded out the competition in sixth (1 point).

 

 

In the Freshmen Four preliminary A heat, the `Cats collected second with a time of 9:41.80 to advance to the final round. Drexel (9:30.30) finished first among the four entries that participated. Third-place finisher La Salle (9:49.30) bested Penn State (12:00.60) to secure the last spot in the final from the heat. As for this category, the best three times advanced to the final. The schools to continue on from heat B were Loyola (8:59.00), College of New Jersey (9:17.60) and Philadelphia University (9:46.50).

Villanova (9:32.00) delivered a quality finish with third-place honors in the Freshmen Four Final. Defeating the `Cats in the race were host Drexel (9:12.80) and Loyola (9:27.60). Those that finished after VU in this non-scoring event were La Salle (9:38.10), College of New Jersey (9:55.70) and Philadelphia University (10:10.30).

The second non-scoring event that featured the Wildcats was the Pair Final. The victory would be handed to Loyola (10:03.01), but the second and third-place medals were distributed to both entries that Villanova placed in the competition. The "A" boat culminated a time of 10:20.50, while the "B" vessel crossed the line at 10:10.30. Drexel's "A" boat (10:42.90) snatched the final fourth-place spot.

Next action will be at the Big East Double Dual Regatta that is set to take place next weekend.

Total Points

1) Drexel - 84

2) Fordham- 45

3) La Salle- 32

4) Penn State- 28

5) Villanova University- 21

6) TCNJ- 8

7) Loyola- 5

9) Bryn Mawr- 4

9) Philadelphia University- 4

Complete Villanova Results:

Women's Varsity Four Heat A (top 2 to finals)

1) Penn State "A" - 8:53.60

2) Drexel "A" - 9:04.00

3) College of New Jersey "A" - 9:04.30

4) Villanova "B" - 9:12.00

5) Bryn Mawr "B" - 9:31.10

Women's Varsity Four Heat C (top 2 to finals)

1) Villanova "A" - 8:48.00

2) Loyola "A" - 8:54.10

3) Drexel "B" - 9:55.80

4) Catholic University - 14:15.00

Women's Varsity Four Final (points awarded: 1st=6, 2nd=5, 3rd=4, 4th=3, 5th=2, 6th=1)

1) Villanova - 8:19.00

2) Loyola - 8:23.90

3) Bryn Mawr - 8:25.70

4) Penn State "A" - 8:28.90

5) Drexel "A" - 8:50.80

6) Penn State "B" - 9:31.30

Women's Novice Eight (points awarded 1st=18, 2nd=15, 3rd=12, 4th=9, 5th=6, 6th=3)

1) Drexel - 7:59.90 (18)

2) Villanova - 8:17.60 (15)

3) Penn State - 8:37.80 (12)

4) Fordham - 9:16.60 (9)

Women's Freshmen Four Heat A (top three to finals)

1) Drexel - 9:30.30

2) Villanova - 9:41.80

3) La Salle - 9:49.30

4) Penn State - 12:00.60

Women's Freshmen Four Final (non-point scoring event)

1) Drexel - 9:12.80

2) Loyola - 9:27.60

3) Villanova - 9:32.00

4) La Salle - 9:38.10

5) TCNJ - 9:55.70

6) Philadelphia University - 10:10.30

Women's Pair Final (non-point scoring event)

1) Loyola - 10:03.01

2) Villanova "B" - 10:10.30

3) Villanova "A" - 10:20.50

4) Drexel "A" - 10:42.90

Women's 2nd Varsity Eight (points awarded: 1st=24, 2nd=20, 3rd=16, 4th=12, 5th=8, 6th=4)

1) Drexel "A" - 7:31.20 (24)

2) Fordham - 7:56.10 (20)

3) Drexel "B" - 7:59.90 (16)

4) La Salle - 8:06.00 (12)

Women's Varsity Eight (points awarded: 1st=24, 2nd=20, 3rd=16, 4th=12, 5th=8, 6th=4)

1) Drexel - 7:28.70 (24)

2) La Salle - 7:51.80 (20) (Awarded 2nd place for Fordham interference)

3) Fordham - 7:40.00(16)

4) Penn State - 7:59.00 (12)

5) College of New Jersey - 8:02.80 (8)

6) Philadelphia University - 8:03.50 (4)

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