CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 4 Ohio State rowing team won all five of its races at the Clemson Invitational Friday night at Lake Hartwell. The regatta, which originally was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, will continue with the second session at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and conclude with the finals at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The First Novice Eight of Sam Morrison, Julia Miklasevich, Rachel Dewitte, Micheala Nordhaus, Ally Hatton, Megan Cymanski, Alex Warning, Cailly O’Toole and Lena Harper won the opening race of the night by 4.87 seconds.
Up next, the Second Varsity Four consisting of Helen Sudhoff, Kendell Massier, Rachel Serafy, Hannah Hites and Catherine McNuttfinished in 7:11.52, almost five seconds ahead of second-place Duke.
The First Varsity Four – Sophie Blair, Magdalena Bravo, Stephanie Gase, Rose Carr and Anne Jachthuber – then won its heat at 7:01.20, more than 10 seconds ahead of UCLA.
The Second Varsity Eight of Emma Warns, Leonie Heuer, Kaylee Koker, Maddie Perrett, Morgan Hummel, Sierra Cydrus, Chelsea Harpool, Kimberleigh Warriner and Ashley Saba posted a 6:22.94 to finish just ahead of USC at 6:25.00 for the Buckeyes’ fourth win of the night.
The First Varsity Eight consisting of Anjali Fernandes, Ida Kruse, Alexandra Northdurft, Rachel Engel, Cassandra Johnson, Ida Petersen, Alessandra Montesano, Bridget Schodorf and Alice Riley then closed out the night with a win at 6:15.14, almost five seconds ahead of second-place USC.
Ohio State Lineup
1V8 (4-1 in races, 10-1 overall)
Anjali Fernandes – Coxswain
2V8 (5-0 in races, 11-0 overall)
Emma Warns – Coxswain
1V4 (5-0 in races, 11-0 overall)
Sophie Blair – Coxswain
2V4 (5-0 in races, 11-0 overall)
Helen Sudhoff – Coxswain
1N8 (4-0 in races, 12-0 overall)
Sam Morrison – Coxswain