Wolverines' 1V8 Goes 2-1 in Final Regular-Season Races

April 28, 2012

Site: Columbus, Ohio (Griggs Reservoir)
First Varsity Eight: #3 Michigan (6:18.28), #14 Harvard (6:23.91), #19 Clemson (6:36.85); #2 Virginia (6:33.90), #3 Michigan (6:41.20)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, May 13 -- at Big Ten Championships (Indianapolis, Ind.), 9 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The University of Michigan women's rowing team (No. 3 CRCA/USRowing Coaches) raced No. 2 Virginia, No. 19 Clemson and No. 14 Harvard on Saturday (April 28), earning race wins against all three at the Griggs Reservoir. Michigan also saw its first varsity eight boat fall for the first time this season, as the crew was defeated by Virginia in its first race of the day.

The Wolverines raced the Cavaliers in the morning session of the double-dual formatted event, winning just two-of-six races against the No. 2-ranked team in the nation. Michigan's second varsity eight and second varsity four crews were the only to score victories in the first portion of the event.

Michigan squared off with No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson in the afternoon races, posting a sweep in all five varsity races and winning six-of-seven overall. Michigan's 1V8 crew rowed to a five-second victory, while the 2V8 boat earned an eight-second win to remain unbeaten in nine races this season. U-M's only defeat in the afternoon session came in the second novice eight race.

U-M will spend next weekend preparing for the 2012 Big Ten Championships, which will be held on Sunday, May 13, in Indianapolis, Ind.


First Varsity Eight
Virginia (6:33.90), Michigan (6:41.20)
Michigan (6:18.28), Harvard (6:23.91), Clemson (6:36.85)

Second Varsity Eight
Michigan (6:48.43), Virginia (6:56.57)
Michigan (6:28.80), Harvard (6:36.86), Clemson (6:46.99)

First Varsity Four
Virginia (7:39.50), Michigan (7:49.46)
Michigan (7:20.87), Harvard (7:22.74), Clemson (7:28.61)

Second Varsity Four
Michigan (7:47.00), Virginia (7:48.14)
Michigan (7:24.25), Clemson (7:34.29)

Third Varsity Four
Virginia (7:52.00), Michigan (7:58.47)
Michigan (7:34.25), Clemson (8:05.13)

First Novice Eight
Virginia (7:13.30), Michigan (7:22.20)
Michigan (6:52.53), Clemson (6:53.29)

Second Novice Eight
Michigan (7:33.03), Ohio State (7:34.85), Clemson (7:46.12)
Ohio State (7:01.80), Michigan (7:09.25), Clemson (7:16.98)


First Varsity Eight: Colleen Macke (Coxswain), Melisa Ongun, Julia Darnton, Felice Mueller, Bryna Oleshansky, Lindsey Healy, Emily Eiffert, 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), Nicole Dressler, Lauren Anderson, Olivia Klipa, Shannon Winchell

Second Varsity Four: Emily Bazilian (Coxswain), Rachael Minore, Hayley Yudelman, Tara Foley, Nikki Dahlberg-Seeth

Third Varsity Four: Shannon Lynch/Andrea Cara (Coxswains), Sarah Trovato, Jane Sugiyama, Carrie Lofgren, Michaela Keady

Contact: Rob Tillotson (734) 763-4423