Wolverines Blow Away the Field Again in Lone Home Regatta
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April 14, 2012

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Site: Belleville, Mich. (Belleville Lake)
First Varsity Eight: #3 Michigan 6:38.47, Oregon State 6:55.69, Tennessee 7:02.76; #3 Michigan 6:45.22, Oklahoma 7:11.18
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 28 -- vs. Virginia, Clemson, Harvard (Columbus, Ohio), 9 a.m.

BELLEVILLE, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's rowing team (No. 3 CRCA/USRowing Coaches) earned a pair of varsity eight sweeps for the fourth straight week on Saturday (April 14), defeating Oregon State and Tennessee in the morning session and Oklahoma in the afternoon on Belleville Lake. The event marked the only home regatta of the season for the Wolverines.

Michigan began the morning with wins over the Beavers and Volunteers in each of its first varsity eight and second varsity races. The Wolverines posted an 18-second win over second-place Oregon State and a 24-second victory over third-place Tennessee in their morning first varsity eight race. The second varsity eight crew defeated Tennessee by six seconds and Oregon State by 21 seconds in its first action of the day.

The Wolverines then squared off with Oklahoma in the afternoon session, as the 1V8 crew rowed to a 26-second victory and the 2V8 earned a 25-second win over the Sooners. Both Michigan varsity eights remain unbeaten in eight races during the 2012 season.

U-M also earned wins in the morning 4V8 race, as well as the afternoon 1V4 race. Michigan's 2V4 boat suffered its first defeat of the season at today's regatta.

The Wolverines will enjoy an off week next weekend but return to action on Saturday, April 28, in the final regular-season event of the season, against Virginia, Clemson and Harvard in Columbus, Ohio.

RESULTS

First Varsity Eight
Michigan (6:38.47), Oregon St. (6:55.69), Tennessee (7:02.76)
Michigan (6:45.22), Oklahoma (7:11.18)

Second Varsity Eight
Michigan (6:49.29), Tennessee (6:55.27), Oregon St. (7:10.92)
Michigan (7:00.28), Oklahoma (7:25.87)

First Varsity Four
Tennessee (7:44.00), Michigan (7:50.80), Oregon St (7:59.84)
Michigan (7:54.13), Oklahoma (8:23.04)

Second Varsity Four
Ohio St. (7:40.85), Michigan (7:51.24), Oklahoma (8:08.92)
Ohio St. (7:49.63), Michigan (7:58.85), Oklahoma (8:18.46)

Fourth Varsity Eight
Michigan (7:05.2), Ohio St. (7:05.34), Michigan 5V (7:17.3)
Ohio St. (7:12.61), Michigan (7:18.77), Michigan 5V (7:33.44)

First Novice Eight
Oregon St. (7:05.62), Michigan (7:16.26)
Oklahoma (7:18.35), Michigan (7:21.69)

Second Novice Eight
Ohio St. (7:18.31), Michigan (7:26.59), Oklahoma (7:41.99), Michigan 3N (7:55.96)
Ohio St. (7:26.07), Michigan (7:36.01), Michigan 3N (7:52.54), Oklahoma (7:53.04)

LINEUPS

First Varsity Eight: Colleen Macke (Coxswain), Melisa Ongun, Julia Darnton, Felice Mueller, Emily Eiffert, Lindsey Healy, Bryna Oleshansky, Jessica Eiffert, Shannon Stief

Second Varsity Eight: Kate Grimaldi (Coxswain), Ariel Piotter, Chrissy Holm, Priscilla Livingston, Emily Idoni, Cristina Felix, April Newberry, Paige Heil, Taylor Schubert

First Varsity Four: Breanne White (Coxswain), Tara Foley, Shannon Winchell, Nicole Dressler, Lauren Anderson

Second Varsity Four: Emily Bazilian (Coxswain), Sarah Trovato, Hayley Yudelman, Olivia Klipa, Nikki Dahlberg-Seeth

Fourth Varsity Eight: Shannon Lynch (Coxswain), Carrie Lofgren, Emily Sullenberger, Rachael Minore, Jane Sugiyama, Jane Petoskey, Michaela Keady, Kathleen Duemling, Lena Pfeiffer

Fifth Varsity Eight: Andréa Cara (Coxswain), Madeline Dibble, Michaela Brown, Abbey Thomas, Hannah Jackson, Kendall McSweeney, Andrea Johnson, Sarah Basore, Angelle Kettlewell (Rotate in: Samantha Scholl, Alyssa Owen, Kaitlin Cender)

Contact: Rob Tillotson (734) 763-4423

   

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