March 11, 2013
LAKE MAITLAND, Fla. - Villanova started off it's spring 2013 rowing campaign at the Rollins Invitational Spring Break Race in Lake Maitland, Fla.. The Wildcats competed in all five competitions held at the Saturday event which featured perfect rowing conditions on the flat and cool lake.
The Wildcats' Varsity 8+ team notched a fourth-place finish with a time of 6:58.80, beating out the host team Rollins. In the JV 8+ the Wildcats tipped the finish line at 7:03.00, also earning the fourth-place spot.
Villanova's Novice 8+ team came in second just behind Duquesne at 7:28.70. The team's Varsity 4+ boat crossed the finish line fourth at 8:05.10, while the Varsity 4+ "B" boat finished fifth with a time of 8:03.90.
In the final event of the day, the Wildcats' Novice 4+ boat registered a time of 8:17.10 for a third-place finish.
Villanova will next compete against Drexel in Philadelphia, Pa. this coming weekend.