April 27, 2008
2008 Patriot League Rowing Championship Page
Cherry Hill, N.J. - With a victory in the varsity eight race, the Bucknell Bison claimed their third consecutive Patriot League Rowing Championship on Sunday at Cooper River. The Bison tied second-place Navy with 27 points, but Bucknell earned the title because of their triumph in the varsity eight.
Holy Cross came in third place with 15 points, followed by Colgate with 13 and Lehigh with seven. The event consisted of a varsity four and second varsity eight race in addition to the varsity eight. Bucknell and Navy finished in the top two spots in each race, with the Mids winning the varsity four and second varsity eight races.
Bucknell won the varsity eight race in a time of 6:51.65. The Bison finished first in that race for the third year in a row, and the Bucknell varsity eight claimed the Boat of the Year honors that come with the victory for the third straight season. The Bucknell varsity eight rowers were Jeweliet Yost (coxswain), Jennie Trayes (8), Sophie Bird (7), Katherine Brewster-Duffy (6), Page Kannor (5), Victoria Dudley (4), Carol Schoenecker (3), Caitlin Doolin (2), Whittney Henry (1).
Navy came in second in the varsity eight in a time of 7:06.51, and was followed by Colgate (7:13.21), Holy Cross (7:17.50) and Lehigh (7:25.22).
The Mids had the early lead after taking the first two races of the day. Navy captured the varsity four in a time of 8:09.35, followed by Bucknell at 8:13.25. Holy Cross (8:41.41) and Lehigh (9:12.26) finished in third and fourth place, respectively, while Colgate did not compete in the race.
Navy claimed the second varsity eight race in a time of 7:14.50. Bucknell was in second with a time of 7:19.08, while Holy Cross (7:33.75), Colgate (7:40.67) and Lehigh (7:51.51) rounded out the finishers.
The event was scored on a scaled system, with the point breakdown going 15-12-9-6-3 for the varsity eight, 10-8-6-4-2 for the second varsity eight and 5-4-3-2 for the varsity four.
Bucknell has now earned three of the four all-time Patriot League Rowing Championships, with Navy claiming the other title in 2005.
Navy's Mike Hughes was selected as the Patriot League Coach of the Year, receiving the honor for the second time after winning the inaugural award in 2005.
The 2008 All-Patriot League Team will be announced this coming week. The All-Patriot League Team is made up of 11 student-athletes, with at least one representative from each school, and is based on how each school finished in the Varsity Eight race. Bucknell will have four representatives (three rowers, one coxswain), Navy will have three rowers, Colgate will have two rowers and both Holy Cross and Lehigh will have one rower.
Patriot League Rowing Championship Results
Team Standings, Points
1. Bucknell, 27*
3. Holy Cross, 15
4. Colgate, 13
5. Lehigh, 7
* - Bucknell won title based on first-place finish in Varsity Eight race
First Varsity Eight: Time (Points)
1. Bucknell: 6:51.65 (15)
2. Navy: 7:06.51 (12)
3. Colgate: 7:13.21 (9)
4. Holy Cross: 7:17.50 (6)
5. Lehigh: 7:25.22 (3)
Second Varsity Eight: Time (Points)
1. Navy: 7:14.50 (10)
2. Bucknell: 7:19.08 (8)
3. Holy Cross: 7:33.75 (6)
4. Colgate: 7:40.67 (4)
5. Lehigh: 7:51.51 (2)
Varsity Four: Time (Points)
1. Navy: 8:09.35 (5)
2. Bucknell: 8:13.35 (4)
3. Holy Cross: 8:41.41 (3)
4. Lehigh: 9:12.26 (2)