Rowing ACCtion: Weekend of April 5-6
April 7, 2008
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Duke rowing team upset 10th-ranked Michigan in the women's varsity fours Saturday afternoon at Griggs Reservoir as part of the ACC-Big 10 Challenge.
Duke's first varsity fours squad of Virginia Kane, Kate Kearney, Emily Herrington and Liz Martin bested the Wolverines by more than seven seconds as the group finished the 2,000 meter course in 7:28.4, compared to a 7:35.7 mark turned in by Michigan.
The group went on to compete against ninth-ranked Ohio State's varsity fours squad at the four-team meet, but could not match the Buckeyes' time of 7:23.2.
The Blue Devils also gave Michigan a run in the first varsity eights, trailing the Wolverines by just over 10 seconds in the event. Full Duke results from the ACC-Big 10 Challenge are below.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - At Griggs Reservoir on Saturday, the No. 3-ranked Virginia rowing team posted nine victories against No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan.
With a time of 6:20.4, UVa's Varsity Eight defeated the Buckeyes (6:31.1) in impressive fashion in the morning session, then followed up with a victory over Michigan in the afternoon with a time of 6:18.1.
"This regatta has been a very competitive one for us over the years, and I thought we performed as well as we ever have in the last 10 or so years here," head coach Kevin Sauer said.
In addition to the Varsity Eight victory over Ohio State, the Cavaliers came away with wins in the First Varsity Four (7:19.8) and First Novice Eight (6:59.9). In the Second Novice Eight, Virginia won the race over Ohio State and Michigan, although official times were not recorded.
Against Michigan, UVa swept races in the Second Varsity Eight (6:43.7), First Varsity Four (7:14.9), Second Varsity Four (7:18.5), First Novice Eight (6:56.9) and Second Novice Eight (6:56.2).
YPSILANTI, Mich. - Competing against its third opponent in the last two days, the University of Miami rowing team swept all three races against Eastern Michigan Sunday at Ford Lake Park to wrap up a successful trip for the Hurricanes to the state of Michigan this weekend.
With sunny conditions and a five mile-per-hour head wind on Ford Lake, the Hurricanes cruised to a 32.0-second win in the Varsity Eight, a 16.22-second win in the 2nd Varsity Eight and a 26.52-second win in the Varsity Four over the Eagles.
"I am really thrilled with how well we came out and raced this morning against Eastern Michigan," head coach Robbie Tenenbaum said. "We were able to learn a lot after some tough races on Saturday and that showed today on the water."
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The University of Miami's Varsity Eight crew won its first race of the spring and the Varsity Four crew won its second consecutive race as the UM rowing team came away victorious in two of three events against Indiana Saturday morning at Grand River Park.
The 1st Varsity Eight crew of Monika Sajincic, Bethany Krawec, Sarah Medland, Louise Parry, Laura Cordner, Emily Wingrove, bow Tara Eddings, stroke Kelly Amsler and coxswain Shira Kharrazi finished in a time of 7:46.6, edging out the Hoosier's time of 7:47.2.
UM's Varsity Four crew of Molly Thornton, Karalyn Van Aken, bow Courtney Guy, stroke Julianne Parker and coxswain Ana Cristina Mantilla continued its strong start this spring, beating IU's Varsity Four convincingly, 9:04.6-to-9:25.3.
BOSTON, Mass. - The Boston College women's rowing team returned to Boston's Charles River on Saturday, April 5, as it faced Northeastern, Dartmouth and Rhode Island.
The Eagles placed fourth in the Varsity 8 and Novice 4 races and finished third in the Novice 8 race.
In the Varsity 8, the Eagles finished fourth with a time of 6 minutes, 58.2 seconds. Northeastern took first place in 6:36.1.
BC placed fourth in the Novice 4 race, as well, coming in with a time of 9:11.3. Dartmouth brought home one of its five first-place finishes at the event, completing the course in 8:22.6.
The Eagles' best finish came in the Novice 8, where they placed third in 7:14.6, besting Northeastern by 4.8 seconds. Dartmouth won the race in 7:01.4.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Clemson rowing team had a strong showing at the second day of the San Diego Crew Classic, with both the Varsity 8+ and Novice 8+ teams coming in first place in their respective races.
The Varsity 8+ crew finished first in the petite finals on Sunday morning with a time of 6:27.9, defeating crews from Louisville and Purdue. The victorious crew consisted of Elyse Roenick (coxswain), Jessica Leidecker, Hillary Cumbest, Catie Cornett, Suzanne Van Fleet, Liz Robb, Megan Bendik, Ford Heiner, and Michelle Nance.
After a third place finish in their heat yesterday, the Second Varsity 8+ crew went on to compete in the grand final today. The Tigers finished in fourth place with a time of 6:42.75 behind crews from Washington, USC, and Washington State.
On Saturday night, the Novice 8+ crew finished first in the petite finals with a time of 7:06.8. The winning crew consisted of Victoria Graham (coxswain), Corey Geer, Emily Forney, Sarah Daanen, Leah Kelly, Grace Wolff, Paige Griffith, Kelsey Hudome, and Mitchel Robinson.