June 26, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio Claudia Herpertz and Nadine Seehaus, Ohio State rowers who concluded the 2012 season in May, had a successful outing at the German Under-23 National championships when they won the pair event last Saturday in Germany.

The duo finished the race in 9:13.60, nearly seven seconds (6:59) faster than the second-place pair of Alexandra Höffgen and Johanna te Neues. At the first 500 meters, Herpertz and Seehaus owned a 1.40-second lead over Höffgen and Neues and began to pull away by the 1,000-meter mark when their split time of 2:26.21 lifted them to a 3.65-second lead. By the 1,500-meter point, the Buckeye tandem increased their advantage to 5.57-seconds before crossing the finish line.

Herpertz, who wrapped up her senior season in 2012, hails from Meissen, Germany, and rowed for the Buckeye First Varsity Eight throughout the season. Seehaus, a rising sophomore, is a native of Rostock, Germany, and rowed in the Second Varsity Eight during her freshman campaign. Both crews won silver medals at the Big Ten championships and at the NCAA championships, the 2V8 collected another silver medal. The second-place finish tied the Buckeye Second Varsity Eight’s best finish at the NCAA championships.

2012 German Under-23 National Championships
Event: Pair
Saturday, June 23

1. Claudia Herpertz, Nadine Seehaus – 9.13.60
2. Alexandra Höffgen, Johanna te Neues – 9:20.19
3. Anna Schmidt, Clara Redetzki – 9:42.47