WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (Mercer Lake) – The Bucknell women’s rowing team opened competition at the two-day Knecht Cup on Saturday with some strong performances. Three Bison boats were in action on Saturday and two of them advanced to Sunday’s race.

The Bison varsity eight and varsity four both advanced to Sunday’s semifinal. The varsity eight placed second in its heat, while the varsity four finished in third-place.

A total of five boats will race Sunday. The final event (varsity right) of the Knecht is scheduled for 3:24 p.m.

Varsity Eight Results
Heat 3 (1-3 plus next 6 fastest times to semifinal)
1. Temple – 6:52.26
2. Bucknell - 6:54.19
3. North Carolina – 6:59.89
4. Villanova – 7:01.22
5. Fairfield – 7:28.90
6. Loyola – 7:36.59

Varsity Four Results
Heat 3 (1-4 plus next 5 fastest times to semifinal)
1. Tulsa – 7:42.08
2. North Carolina – 7:46.50
3. Bucknell – 7:50.30
4. Fairfield – 8:28.38
5. Buffalo – 8:40.28
    Charleston - DNS