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Varsity 8 Advances to NCAA Semifinals

Varsity 8 Advances to NCAA Semifinals

May 26, 2006

MERCER LAKE, N.J. - The Yale women's varsity eight boat tied for third place in today's first heat and advanced to Saturday's semifinals at the 2006 NCAA Women's Rowing Championship. The junior varsity eight took third and the Bulldog four was fourth, and both boats will have to get out of Saturday morning's repechage to compete for a national title.

The Bulldog varsity eight tied Southern California for third place at 6:44.8120 but only three boats from each heat advance to the semifinals. Officials had to confirm that both boats came in at the same time before determining that both should go to Saturday's semis. Brown had the best time of the morning with a 6:41.4970 in heat No. 1, while Ohio State (6:43) was second.

In the varsity eight for Yale is freshman Cara Dermody, senior Jane Moore, senior Maria Stevens, junior Rachel Jeffers, sophomore Jamie Redman, sophomore Christine Geiser, senior Joanna Hess, sophomore Jennie Hansen. Junior Emily Cleveland is the coxswain.

The second varsity is comprised of senior Alexandra Moser, freshman Emily Matykiewicz, senior Katie Curran, junior Alexis Fleckenstein, freshman Caroline Berson, junior Amanda Rich, sophomore Suzanne Salgado and freshman Christine Glandorf. Sophomore Erin Haber is the coxswain. Junior Julie Andress, freshman Shaughnessy Costigan, sophomore Milica Vujovic, freshman Lilah Hume and coxswain Berkley Adrio make up the four.

report filed by Steve Conn, Yale Assistant AD & Sports Publicity Director