Rhode Island's V8, 2V8 Boats Ranked No. 1 Heading Into A-10 Championship

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

Atlantic 10 Championship CentralLive Results

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -
Rhode Island will look for its second title in three years - and sixth in the last 11 years - when it hits the Cooper River Saturday morning for the Atlantic 10 Championship.

In the final regular-season Row2K.com poll, Rhody's Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 boats were both ranked No. 1 in their respective flights. Both boats receiving eight of the possible nine first-place boats. Rhode Island's Varsity 4+ boat was ranked No. 2 in its flight, receiving one first-place vote.

George Washington and Massachusetts are ranked second and third, respectively in both the V8 and 2V8 polls. UMass is ranked No. 1 in the V4 flight. 

The champion on Saturday earns the automatic bid to the NCAA Championship, which will be held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. from May 25 through May 27.

Race Schedule
Prelims
8:00 a.m. - Heat #1 Varsity 4
8:20 a.m. - Heat #2 Varsity 4
8:40 a.m. - Heat #1 Second Varsity 8
9:00 a.m. - Heat #2 Second Varsity 8
9:20 a.m. - Heat #1 Varsity 8
9:40 a.m. - Heat #2 Varsity 8

Break
9:50 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Finals
10:30 a.m. - Grand Final Third Varsity 8
10:50 a.m. - Petite Final Varsity 4
11:10 a.m. - Grand Final Varsity 4
11:30 a.m. - Petite Final Second Varsity 8
11:50 a.m. - Grand Final Second Varsity 8
12:10 p.m. - Petite Final Varsity 8
12:30 p.m. - Grand Final Varsity 8

Awards Ceremony
1:15 p.m.

Rhode Island Lineups

VARSITY 8+
Cox      Lucy Moyes
Stroke  Emily Winslow
7 Seat  Erika Pena
6 Seat  Kiana Anderson
5 Seat  Mekenzie Mattheson
4 Seat  Allie Reilly
3 Seat  Katie Shattuck
2 Seat  Katie Usher
Bow     Meghan Ellis

SECOND VARSITY 8+
Cox      Karen Petrik
Stroke  Courtney Harrington
7 Seat  Maddie Van Ummersen
6 Seat  Kelsey Williams
5 Seat  Lauren Smith
4 Seat  Madalyn Saporito
3 Seat  Sage Iacovazzi
2 Seat  Jennae Alexander
Bow     Brooke McMahon

VARSITY 4+A
Cox     Tory Bauer
Stroke  Kira McCully
3 Seat  Sarah Dudinski
2 Seat  Chandler Fisher
Bow     Erin Shober