April 28, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio—The No. 4 Ohio State rowing team won 10 out of 16 races against No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 Michigan, No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson Saturday on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir.
In the morning session the Buckeyes faced the Tigers and claimed six of the eight races. They kicked off the morning session with a victory from the Second Varsity Eight of Katie Beletskaya, Samantha Fowle, Ashley Bauer, Meghan Birkbeck, Claudia Schiwy, Eelkje Miedema, Cori Meinert, Nadine Seehaus and coxswain Victoria Lazur. The Second Varsity Eight won with a time of 6:49.20 over Harvard (6:58.47) and Clemson (7:10.00).
The First Novice Eight of Anne Fruth, Meghan Rewick, Nicole Becks, Sarah Milota, Caroline Schneller, Kelsey Albrinck, Sarah Kessler, Chloe Meyer were led by coxswain Claire Sasowsky. The First Novice Eight crossed the finish line at 7:15.27 beating Clemson who crossed at 7:27.10.
The Second Varsity Four beat Clemson by 16.49 seconds, crossing the finish line at 7:48.81. The Second Varsity Four of Kara Shropshire, Ashley Dzurnak, Katherine Anne Cook and Lauren Eckles were led by coxswain Sami Jurofsky.
The fifth victory of the morning was claimed by the First Varsity Four (Taylore Urban, Katie King, Stephanie Johnson, Emily Ralph and coxswain Alexandra Sawatzki) when they finished in a time of 7:38.47 ahead of Harvard (7:47.69) and Clemson (8:00.23).
In the last race of the morning, Ohio State’s First Varsity Eight beat both Harvard and Clemson with a time of 6:40.63. The First Varsity Eight consisted of Ellen Heister, Claudia Herpertz, Ilse Paulis, Claire-Louise Bode, Kate Sweeney, Emily Walsh, Ulrike Denker, Allison Elber and coxswain Amanda Poll.
Both the Fourth Varsity Four (Jillian Getz, Kate Nadine Cline, Ashley Pryor, Katherine Tylinski and coxswain Dana Roush) and the Second Novice Eight (Heather Truthan, Sara Handa, Sarah Marshall, Julie Walsh, Rachel Layfield, Anne Hockenberry, Ellen Zwick, Andie Bonamer and coxswain Melissa Trejo) placed second in their morning session races.
In the second session Ohio State raced against Virginia and won four of the eight races. The most impressive win was that of the Second Varsity Eight when they won in a time of 6:29.94 over Virginia’s time of 6:39.14.
The Second Novice Eight crossed in a time of 7:01.80 over both Michigan (7:09.25) and Clemson (7:16.98). The Third Varsity Four topped their time from the morning, finishing in 7:19.70, beating Virginia who finished at 7:31.03. The Second Varsity Four claimed the last victory for the Scarlet and Gray beating Virginia by 5.17 seconds, crossing the finish line at 7:18.10.
The First Varsity Four finished at 7:11.41 and was just barely nudged out by Virginia in the closest race of the day losing by just .21 seconds.
In the final race of the day the First Varsity Eight crossed at 6:25.64 and fell to Virginia who crossed at 6:19.70. The Fourth Varsity Four and the First Novice Eight both fell to Virginia in their second races of the day.
Ohio State will next travel to the 2012 Big Ten Championships May 13 in Indianapolis, Ind. The head-to-head regatta will begin promptly at 9 a.m.