The 2011 Championship begins at 8 am ET with trials of the Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 events on the Cooper River.
The Dayton Flyers look to build on another strong outing and improve upon last season’s finish as UD heads to the 2011 Atlantic 10 Women’s Rowing Championship.
The 16th annual A-10 Women’s Rowing Championship will take place on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J., on Saturday, Apr. 16.
There will be live scoring at the event. Fans can follow the races live by clicking on the following link below.
The 2011 Championship begins at 8 am ET with trials of the Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 events on the Cooper River. Finals will commence at approximately 11:20 am with the awards ceremony scheduled for 1:40 pm. ET.
Last year the Flyers placed in seventh after earning 19 team points.
The highest the Flyers have ever finished in the conference championship was in second at the 2005 event. In the 15 year history of the Championships, UMass has won the team title 13 times and Rhode Island twice, including last year’s.
Competing in this year’s Atlantic 10 Championship are Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph's, and Temple.
Dayton has a lot of momentum heading into the upcoming conference championship. In their last competition two weekends ago, UD won three events at the 2011 Occoquan Sprints in the Varsity 8, Novice 8 A and B boats, and also won gold in the Varsity 4 flight and in two Novice 4 flights.
The Occoquan Sprints was not only Dayton’s first race of the season, but also Dayton’s first look at other A-10 programs. In the varsity 8 Dayton’s first place finish put them ahead of St. Joes and Temple, who both finished ahead of the Flyers at last year’s championships. Dayton also finished ahead of Duquesne.
Senior captain Clare Hubbard is optimistic about the scoring system implemented last year.
“It gives our team the opportunity to show the depth of talent that we have,” Hubbard said. “I’m really excited to race this weekend. After the results from last week where six out of the seven boats we raced won gold, I can’t wait to get back on a race course and empty the tank.”
The events to be showcased again at the A-10 championships include the Varsity 8, the Junior Varsity 8, the Varsity 4, Novice 8, Novice 4, Lightweight 4, as well as a quad and a pair.
In recent years the Flyers have faced choppy waters and harsh wind conditions on the course and are hoping to have better luck this year.
For complete results of the Atlantic 10 Women's Rowing Championship, log on to www.atlantic10.org