Virginia’s Second Varsity Eight rowed to a sixth-place finish as the No. 10 Cavaliers finished 10th in the team standings at the NCAA Championships on Sunday at the Indianapolis Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park.
Washington won the event with 132 points, sweeping all three grand finals for the second time in the last three NCAA championship regattas. Texas (125), Michigan (119), Stanford (116), Ohio State (105) and California (103) completed the top-6. Princeton (94), Yale (83), Brown (79) and Virginia completed the top 10.
“We finished 10th, we came in ranked 10th as a team coming into the championship, so we did what we were ranked,” Virginia coach Kevin Sauer said. “We were hopeful we could do a little more than that, but the competition here is incredibly tough. Our kids raced hard and really well, we’re just 10th in the country.”
UVa’s Second Varsity Eight placed sixth in the grand final with a time of 6:26.567. Washington won the race at 6:11.262, followed by Texas (6:12.328), Michigan (6:15.063), Stanford (6:16.937), Ohio State (6:20.449) and the Cavaliers.