Rowing ACCtion: Weekend of April 2-3

April 3, 2010

No. 2 Virginia Rowing Sweeps No. 10 Michigan and No. 12 Ohio State in Varsity Races
The second-ranked Virginia rowing team hosted No. 10 Michigan and No. 12 Ohio State Saturday on Lake Monticello. The Cavaliers had a successful day, defeating both schools in the three varsity races and winning eight of nine total races.

Virginia’s Varsity Eight of coxswain Sidney Thorsten, Jennifer Cromwell, Summers Nelson, Desiree Burns, Katrin Reinert, Martha Kuzzy, Kristine O’Brien, Nora Phillips and Helen Tompkins won both of its races. The Cavaliers’ time of 6:32.5 was good for a first-place finish against Michigan in the morning (6:41.1) and the crew went on to defeat Ohio State in the afternoon. The Cavaliers’ winning time vs. OSU was 6:46.7, compared to the Buckeyes’ time of 6:59.8.

The Second Varsity Eight of coxswain Cristine Candland, Victoria Burke, Marie Long, Keziah Beall, Lauren Hutchins, Christine Roper, Lauren Shook, Inge Janssen and Claudia Blandford also finished first in both of its races. The Cavaliers defeated Michigan in the morning, 6:46.0 to 6:51.4, and Ohio State in the afternoon, 6:53.7 to 6:58.2.

Tar Heel Fours Win At Lake Lure
The fours led the way for the North Carolina rowing team as the Tar Heels took on West Virginia Friday afternoon on Lake Lure. Carolina's varsity four and novice four both won their races, while the Mountaineers took the varsity eight, second varsity eight and novice eight races.

The novice fours led off the day, with UNC finishing in 7:37.23 to West Virginia's 7:52.5. Next up was the novice eight, which the Mountaineers won with a time of 6:47.16 to UNC's 7:10.16. Check back soon for novice boat lineups.

The Tar Heel varsity four finished the course in 7:13.98, with West Virginia in 7:24.13. The Tar Heel lineup was Sarah Cook (coxswain), Kristi Roblin (stroke), Lindsay Paterniti, Toni Moran and Jasmine Dennis (bow).

Miami Rowers Finish Fourth at Dale England Cup
The University of Miami rowing team wrapped up its opening weekend of action Saturday, finishing in fourth place with 31 points at the Dale England Cup in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University was the host for this year's event, welcoming teams from Boston University, the University of Central Florida, Dayton University and the University of Miami in a two-day event that included head-to-head, 2,000-meter races on Lake Lemon at Riddle Point Park.

This year's Dale England Cup will be tape-delayed on the Big Ten Network on Sun., Apr. 25, at 1 p.m.

Two sessions were held on Saturday, and the Hurricanes came away with 31 points to finish fourth overall. Host Indiana finished atop the pack, taking home the trophy, with 101 points, followed by Boston University (93 pts.) in second place, UCF (90 pts.) in third and Dayton (26 pts.) finishing in fifth place.