April 15, 2000

YPSILANTI, Mich – The No. 13 Ohio State women’s crew team was downed by No. 7 Michigan in today’s regatta held at Ford Lake.

The Buckeyes began the day with a close finish in the first varsity eight race, but in the last second the Wolverines pulled ahead for the win with a time of 6:51.20 over the Buckeyes’ 6:51.87. Ohio State earned their first win of the day in the second varsity four with a time of 8:10.0 as they opened up their lead in the last 500 meters to defeat the Wolverines by eight seconds. Ohio State finished the day with a victory in the second novice eight with a time of 7:38.93.

The Buckeyes return home Easter weekend, hosting Indiana at noon on April 22. Ohio State travels to the Big Ten Championships in Madison, Wisc. April 29.

Results of Races

Crew Time Crew Time First Varsity Eight First Novice Eight 1. Michigan 6:51.20 1. Michigan State 7:11.0 2. Ohio State 6:51.87 2. Michigan 7:20.0 3. Ohio State 7:27.0 Second Varsity Eight 1. Michigan 6:54.74 Second Novice Eight 2. Ohio State 7:09.99 1. Ohio State 7:38.93 2. Michigan State “B” 7:42.67 First Varsity Four 3. Michigan State “A” 7:45.50 1. Michigan 8:02.0 4. Michigan 7:50.51 2. Ohio State 8:03.9

Second Varsity Four 1. Ohio State 8:10.0 2. Michigan 8:18.0