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Duke Rowing to Open Spring Season in Double Dual
Wednesday 03/17/2011  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke rowing team will open its official spring season competition on Saturday, March 19, in a double dual meet versus Penn and St. Joseph's in Cherry Hill, N.J. This is the first time that the Duke rowing program has faced either school in the spring season.

In the double dual format, Duke will race Penn in the morning and St. Joseph's in the afternoon competition on the Cooper River.

The team will enter five races and five boats in the morning competition against Penn: a boat in the second Varsity 4, Varsity 4, Varsity 8, second Varsity 8 and third Varsity 8. In a change-up in the order of events, the team will enter five races and five boats in the afternoon competition facing St. Joseph's: Varsity 8, second Varsity 8, third Varsity 8, Varsity 4 and second Varsity 4. 

Duke will open the regatta against Penn at 9 a.m., running until the last event at 10 a.m. The team will then take an afternoon break and open competition with St. Joseph's with the V8 at 1 p.m., and the last event scheduled for 2:12 p.m.

The Duke rowing team returns to action after one of the most successful fall seasons in program history. Claiming top finishes in their four fall competitions, the Blue Devils medaled six times and also managed to take the ACC Points Trophy Cup.

Following the double dual meet against Penn and St. Joseph's, Duke will return to Cherry Hill, N.J. to compete in the two-day Knecht Cup event on Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10.


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