Michigan Gets the Best of Notre Dame, Tennessee in Tri-Meet

April 6, 2013

Site: Columbus, Ohio (Griggs Reservoir, Scioto River)
Event: Ohio State Invitational
First Varsity Eight Finish: Notre Dame 6:53.50, #8 Michigan 6:54.03; #8 Michigan 7:18.70, Tennessee 7:33.85
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 13 -- vs. Ohio State and Indiana (Belleville Lake), 9 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The eight-ranked University of Michigan women's rowing team won 11 of the 14 races at the 2013 Ohio State Invitational held today (Saturday, April 6) at the Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River. The Wolverines swept the 1V4, 2V4, 1N8, 2N8 races and split the 1V8, 2V8 and 3V4 races against Notre Dame, Tennessee and Ohio State.

Michigan won five of the seven races during the morning session. The Wolverines suffered setbacks in the 1V8 and 2V8 races against the Irish, with the differential between the 1V8 boats being 0.53 seconds. U-M defeated ND in head-to-head races with the 1V4 and 2V4 boats. In addition, the Wolverines defeated the Irish and the Buckeyes in the 3V4, 1N8 and 2N8 races.

In the afternoon session, Michigan won six of the seven races, including all four against Tennessee. The Wolverines defeated the Volunteers by a wide margin in the 1V8, 2V8, 1V4 and 2V4 races, with the closest differential being nine seconds. Michigan won both novice races against Notre Dame and Ohio State, while placing second and third to the Buckeyes in the 3V4 race.

The Wolverines have won 24 of their 27 races so far this season. Michigan will host Ohio State and Indiana next Saturday (April 13) at Belleville Lake. The races between the Wolverines, Buckeyes and Hoosiers will begin at 9 a.m.

Following are the results from today's races:

First Session
1V8: Notre Dame (6:53.50), Michigan (6:54.03)
2V8: Notre Dame (7:07.97), Michigan (7:18.05)
1V4: Michigan (7:58.72), Notre Dame (8:15.61)
2V4: Michigan (8:14.84), Notre Dame (8:34.90)
3V4: Michigan 1 (8:13.44), Ohio State (8:23.02), Michigan 2 (8:29.62), Notre Dame (8:31.88)
Freshmen/Novice 8: Michigan (7:36.80), Notre Dame (7:42.42), Ohio State (7:47.82)
Second Freshmen/Novice 8: Michigan (7:25.94), Notre Dame (7:57.70), Ohio State (7:59.09)

Second Session
1V8: Michigan (7:18.70), Tennessee (7:33.85)
2V8: Michigan (7:26.80), Tennessee (7:35.20)
1V4: Michigan (8:08.0), Tennessee (8:37.75)
2V4: Michigan (8:28.20), Tennessee (8:48.90)
3V4: Ohio State (8:29.60), Michigan 1 (8:35.81), Michigan 2 (8:37.30), Notre Dame (8:50.33)
Freshmen/Novice 8: Michigan (7:37.31), Notre Dame (7:46.32), Ohio State (7:50.52)
Second Freshmen/Novice 8: Michigan (7:34.0), Ohio State (7:55.1), Notre Dame (8:07.01)


First Varsity Eight: Colleen Macke (Coxswain), Melisa Ongun (Stroke), Jessica Eiffert, Bryna Oleshansky, Shannon Stief, Emil y Idoni, Shannon Winchell, Priscilla Livingston, Taylor Schubert (Bow)

Secon Varsity Eight: Kate Grimaldi (Coxswain), Chrissy Holm (Stroke), Alex Spaulding, Emily Sullenberger, Carrie Lofgren, Nicole Flyer, Michaela Keady, Lauren Anderson, Ty Wellik (Bow)

First Varsity Four: Hannah Sherman (Cox), Andrea Johnson (Stroke), Alex Ohman, Allison Boss, Hannah Moscati (Bow)

Second Varsity Four: Kira Rosenbaum (Cox), Lauren Himmel (Stroke), Sarah Trovato, Madeline Dibble, Traci Carson (Bow)

Third Varsity Four: Hayley Yudelman (Stroke), Abbey Thomas, Kathleen Duemling, Samantha Scholl (Bow)

Fourth Varsity Four: Andie Haugen (Stroke), Lena Pfeiffer, Alyssa Owen, Hayley Tanasijevich (Bow)

First Novice: Emma Knorps (Cox), Nora Shepard (Stroke), Adena Coste, Terese Jenks, Arielle Sanders, Bridget Karsten, Catherine Sprague-Manrow, Hannah Graham, Reilly Jones

Second Novice: Dani Cipinko (Coxswain), Halli Travers (Stroke), Emma Burke, Sarah Chen, Kelly Hilk, Luna Archey, Maddie Shields/Emily Ritsema, Alex Trecha, Anna Anthony (Bow)

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