Rowing Picks Up Five Wins to Open Virginia Invitational

Go Gophers! The Gophers won five events on the opening day of the Virginia Invitational.
Go Gophers!
The Gophers won five events on the opening day of the Virginia Invitational.
Go Gophers!

April 14, 2012

The University of Minnesota women's rowing team picked up five wins on the opening day of the UVa Invitational hosted by Virginia Saturday afternoon on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, with the Gophers' first varsity four and the first novice eight posting two victories apiece.

The 1V4 of coxswain Jacqueline Stein, Chelsea Miller, Jaime Friscia, Nicolette Marquardt and Melissa Drezdzon defeated both Northeastern and San Diego with a time of 6:51.7 in the morning session, before taking down Michigan State and Pennsylvania by clocking in at 7:28.1 later in the day.

The 1N8 of coxswain Danica Rog, Haylee Davis, Samantha Otterson, Anna Swanson, Kathleen Charley, Mary Prior, Eleanor Ludkey, Silvia Coleman and Shannon Boardway recorded a time of 7:16.0 in the morning session to beat out the Toreros and Clemson, and once again tallied the top time of 7.10.8 in the afternoon session to cross ahead of the Spartans and the Quakers.

Also in the morning session, the 2V8 of coxswain Sara Baldvins, Caitlin Boon, Tabitha Andelin, Kathryn Switalski, Lynn Hodnet, Katherine Windsor, Sarah Sobek, Maddy Bourgeois and Katie Anderson placed first with a time of 6:51.7. The squad also placed second later in the day with a time of 6:48.0.

 

 

Minnesota's No. 19-ranked 1V8 of coxswain Emilie Sabourin, Christine Beauparlant, Rachel Sartor, Ali Haws, Rebecca Braak, Molly Kalmoe, Kayla Thom, Becky Kinchen and Ellen Hughes clocked a time of 6:39.5 in the a.m. to place second behind Northeastern.

The second varsity four of coxswain Rachael Rogers, Alexandria Voss, Erica Revering, Katherine Moran and Leah Rogotzke also placed second in the afternoon session with a time of 7:52.6.

The Gophers are back in action Sunday against host Virginia and Cornell beginning at 8:00 a.m. with the Maroon and Gold's first varsity eight.

Saturday - Morning Session
V8
Northeastern - 6:34.8
Minnesota - 6:39.5
San Diego - 6:53.1

2V8
Minnesota - 6:51.7
Northeastern - 6:56.5
San Diego - 7:00.5

1V4
Minnesota - 7:37.3
San Diego - 7:49.2
Northeastern - 7:56.5

2V4
San Diego - 7:53.2
Minnesota - 8:00.0

1N8
Minnesota - 7:16.0
San Diego - 7:24.7
Clemson - 7:25.6

Saturday - Afternoon Session
V8
Michigan State - 6:30.2
Penn - 6:35.5
Minnesota - 6:38.8

2V8
Michigan State - 6:46.2
Minnesota - 6:48.0
Penn - 6:55.1

1V4
Minnesota - 7:28.1
Penn - 7:31.2
Michigan State - 7:31.7

2V4
Michigan State - 7:44.3
Minnesota - 7:52.6
Penn - 7:58.9

1N8
Minnesota - 7:10.8
Michigan State - 7:14.4
Penn - 7:23.2

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