May 27, 2005
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Ohio State rowing team completed its first day of racing at the 2005 NCAA Championships at CSUS Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif. The Buckeyes’ first varsity eight advanced to semifinals, while the second varsity eight and the first varsity four proceed to repechages Saturday.
The second day of the NCAA championships will resume for Ohio State at 9:30 a.m. (PDT) Saturday with the first varsity four heats, followed by the second varsity eight heats at 10 a.m. (PDT) and the first varsity eight heats at 10:30 a.m. (PDT). The Buckeyes will be vying for a spot in the Grand Finals Sunday. Live results can be found at www.jamcotimes.com.
Ohio State opened the three-day competition, as the first varsity eight finished third in their heat to advance to the semifinals. Princeton started the race strong taking the lead in the first 500 meters and the Tigers did not look back clinching the race with a time of 6:21.00. Ohio State and Harvard battled for second and third place the entire race. Harvard edged the Buckeyes by .06 seconds. Harvard finished second with a time of 6:24.36, Ohio State came in third at 6:24.42, Michigan and UCLA rounded out the heat in fourth and fifth, respectively. The first varsity eight’s third-place finish advances them to the semifinals Saturday.
The second varsity eight continued the Buckeye momentum finishing second in their heat. Cal earned the lead and OSU moved into second in the first 500 meters. Ohio State held off Michigan and Harvard through the final 1000 meters. The Buckeyes came in second with a time of 6:44.87, 5.32 seconds behind Cal. OSU finished .98 seconds ahead of third-place Michigan and 3.19 seconds ahead of fourth-place Harvard. The teams finishing first in each preliminary heat of the second varsity eight competition advance to the Grand Finals, all others compete in the repechages Saturday.
The first varsity four finished fifth in their heat with a time of 7:34.62. The Buckeyes were trailing Michigan State and made their move at the 1500 advancing into fifth. OSU topped MSU by .12 seconds. Washington clinched the victory with a time of 7:25.22, while Cal came in second at 7:26.98. The teams finishing first in each preliminary heat of the second varsity eight competition advance to the Grand Finals, all others compete in the repechages Saturday.
2005 NCAA Championships – Day 1Friday, May 27, 2005 CSUS Aquatic Center in Sacramento, Calif. Ohio State Race Results
First Varsity Eight – Heat 1 1. Yale 6:22.06 2. Virginia 6:22.83 3. Brown 6:23.50 4. Tennessee 6:27.03 5. USC 6:30.22 6. Wisconsin 6:33.61 Top 3 to semifinals; remainder to repechages.
First Varsity Eight – Heat 2 1. Princeton 6:21.00 2. Harvard 6:24.36 3. Ohio State 6:24.42 4. Michigan 6:32.69 5. UCLA 6:42.46 Top 3 to semifinals; remainder to repechages.
First Varsity Eight – Heat 3 1. Cal 6:26.08 2. Stanford 6:31.35 3. Washington 6:33.49 4. Michigan State 6:36.36 5. Syracuse 6:46.01 Top 3 to semifinals; remainder to repechages.
Second Varsity Eight – Heat 1 1. Virginia 6:38.15 2. Brown 6:43.11 3. Michigan State 6:43.79 4. Yale 6:43.82 5. Washington 6:48.54 6. Princeton 6:51.91 Winner to Grand Finals; remainder to repechages
Second Varsity Eight – Heat 2 1. Cal 6:39.55 2. Ohio State 6:44.87 3. Michigan 6:45.85 4. Harvard 6:48.06 5. USC 6:52. 34 6. Wisconsin 6:57.78 Winner to Grand Finals; remainder to repechages
First Varsity Four – Heat 1 1. Virginia 7:20.37 2. Brown 7:24.87 3. Michigan 7:30.99 4. Yale 7:31.99 5. Princeton 7:38.15 6. Harvard 7:47.33 Winner to Grand Finals; remainder to repechages
First Varsity Four – Heat 2 1. Washington 7:25.22 2. Cal 7:26.98 3. Wisconsin 7:27.58 4. USC 7:32.49 5. Ohio State 7:34.62 6. Michigan State 7:34.74 Winner to Grand Finals; remainder to repechages
Complete official results can be found online at www.jamcotimes.com.