COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 6 Ohio State women’s rowing team won nine races in its first home regatta Saturday morning at Griggs Reservoir. The First Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, First Varsity Four and Second Varsity Four swept both of their races while the First Novice Eight topped Virginia, Michigan State and Michigan.
The First Varsity Eight of Anjali Fernandes, Ida Kruse, Alexandra Nothdurft, Rachel Engel, Cassandra Johnson, Ida Petersen, Alessandra Montesano, Bridget Schodorf and Alice Riley edged Virginia in its early race by .67 seconds with a 6:08.2 before topping Clemson by almost 30 seconds with a 6:32.1 in its second race.
The Second Varsity Eight consisting of Emma Warns, Kaylee Koker, Leonie Heuer, Maddie Perrett, Morgan Hummel, Sierra Cydrus, Chelsea Harpool, Kimberleigh Warriner and Ashley Saba then bested Virginia by almost six seconds with a 6:20.4 before to 6:43.1 took the win against Clemson.
The First Varsity Four of Sophie Blair, Magdalena Bravo, Stephanie Gase, Sierra Tiedeand Anne Jachthuber topped Virginia by 6.78 seconds with a 7:08.6 in the opening session before a 30.1-second victory over Clemson with a 7:30.1 in the second race.
The Second Varsity Four – Helen Sudhoff, Kendell Massier, Rachel Serafy, Hannah Hitesand Julia Miklasevich – bested Virginia with a 7:18.7 before a 25.92-second edge over Clemson with a 7:42.8.
In addition, the First Novice Eight consisting of Sam Morrison, Rachel DeWitte, Michaela Nordhaus, Ally Hatton, Megan Cymanski, Lena Harper, Willow Wahlers, Alex Warning and Cailly O’Toole topped second-place Virginia by 4.08 seconds with a 6:41.8 ahead of third-place Michigan State and fourth-place Michigan.
The Third Varsity Four of Mary Thomas, Rachel Parker, Catherine McNutt, Bianca Piloseno and Madelaine Frendberg tallied a 7:26.18 to finish second behind Virginia and ahead of Michigan and Michigan State. The Second Novice Eight of Taylor Coalter, Kayla Kuntzman, Allison Abramski, Lilli Flinders, Emily Witker, Kailey Boomer, Michaela Price, Ashtyn Ley and Kim Ooten also placed second in their race behind first-place Virginia and ahead of Michigan and Michigan State.
Ohio State takes on Minnesota and Wisconsin at The Dells, Wis., April 7.
Ohio State Lineup
Anjali Fernandes – Coxswain
Emma Warns – Coxswain
Sophie Blair – Coxswain
Helen Sudhoff – Coxswain
3V4 (0-1 in races, 2-1 overall)
Mary Thomas – Coxswain
1N8 (3-0 in races, 6-0 overall)
Sam Morrison – Coxswain
2N8 (0-1 in races, 2-1 overall)
Taylor Coalter – Coxswain