No. 1 OSU Wins Seven Races on Day 1 at Clemson



April 18, 2015

Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio -
The top-ranked Ohio State women's rowing team opened competition at the Clemson Invitational Saturday on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C.

The Scarlet and Gray competed in 10 races over two sessions, finishing first in seven contests and runner-up in three additional sprints. Ohio State's first varsity eight and second varsity four boats finished the day with unblemished 2-0 records, respectively.

Ohio State's first varsity eight opened the morning session with a winning time of 6:25.7. Chloe Meyer, Aina Cid Centelles, Anna Ralph, Stephanie Williams, Ashley Bauer, Sarah K. Davis, Catherine Shields, Holly Norton and coxswain Sami Jurofsky finished four seconds clear of the 1V8 from No. 4 Virginia and six seconds ahead of 12th-ranked Indiana.

The Buckeyes would finish second behind Virginia in the next two races, the second varsity eight and first varsity four. The 2V8 -- MaryClare Stannard, Bridget Schodorf, Emily Markham, Annie Jachthuber, Cassandra Johnson, Bridget Verdeyen, Allyson Baker, Rachel Engel and coxswain Sarah Asad -- finished three seconds behind the Cavaliers with a time of 6:38.2, while the 1V4 -- Sarah Peffley, Emily Caudle, Anna Gackowski, Anne Dietrich and coxswain Maggie Creely -- crossed the line seven seconds shy of UVA in 7:31.1.

OSU emerged victorious in the second varsity four race, as Casey Schaffer, Chelsea Harpool, Sarah N. Davis, Sandra Dinter and coxswain Dani Figliuolo posted a time of 7:37.8, three seconds faster than runner-up Syracuse.

The Buckeye 1N8 -- Kaylee Koker, Ashley Saba, Morgan Hummel, Kelsey Tester, Catherine McNutt, Bianca Piloseno, Hanna Gottschalk, Stephanie Gase and coxswain Rachel Kitay --closed the morning with a runner-up finish behind Virginia in a combined 3V8/1N8 race with a time of 6:50.9.

The evening session was run in reverse, with the 3V8 and 1N8s first on the water and the 1V8s closing the day. The 1N8 got things started on a high note for the Scarlet and Gray with a first-place time of 6:46.3, three seconds faster than Syracuse.

A time of 7:28.6 helped the 2V4 to its second win of the day, a five-second triumph over Penn. The 1V4 would follow with a narrow win over Washington State (7:23.6-7:24.7) to finish the day 1-1.

Ohio State and Washington State would battle once again in the second 2V8 race of the day, with the Buckeyes finishing in a time of 6:32.5 to edge the Cougars by three-tenths of a second.

The first varsity eight closed the evening with a seven-second victory over WSU, crossing the finish line in 6:21.8 to move to 8-0 on the season and 20-0 since the start of the 2014 season.

Competition resumes tomorrow morning with a single session from 8-10:30 a.m. ET. Follow @ClemsonRowing on Twitter for live updates.

Race Results

Morning Session
First Varsity Eight
1. Ohio State  6:25.7
2. Virginia 6:29.7        
3. Indiana 6:31.6     
4. Harvard 6:37.5      
5. Syracuse 6:40.2       
6. UCLA 6:46.0       
7. Dartmouth 7:03.0 

Second Varsity Eight
1. Virginia 6:35.0
2. Ohio State 6:38.2 
3. Harvard 6:38.5  
4. UCLA 6:42.8
5. Indiana 6:46.6
6. Syracuse 6:51.1
7. Dartmouth 7:03.1  

First Varsity Four
1. Virginia 7:23.7
2. Ohio State 7:31.1  
3. Syracuse 7:33.4
4. Harvard 7:36.2   
5. UCLA 7:39.3 
6. Indiana 7:47.5 
7. Dartmouth 7:53.0  

Second Varsity Four
1. Ohio State 7:37.8  
2. Syracuse 7:41.0      
3. Texas 7:43.5   
4. UCLA 7:48.8 
5. Dartmouth 7:59.3 
6. Indiana 8:01.5      
7. Duke  8:09.2  

Third Varsity Eight/First Novice Eight
1. Virginia 6:44.9
2. Ohio State 6:50.9 
3. Harvard 6:55.0
4. Syracuse 6:56.3
5. Indiana N8 6:56.6
6. Dartmouth 7:18.3  

Afternoon Session
Third Varsity Eight/First Novice Eight
1. Ohio State  6:46.3             
2. Syracuse 6:49.2             
3. Louisville 6:50.8             
4. Washington St 6:53.9             
5. Tennessee 7:38.9  

Second Varsity Four
1. Ohio State  7:28.6             
2. Penn 7:34.0             
3. Oklahoma 7:37.5             
4. Clemson 7:43.2             
5. Indiana 7:44.7             
6. Duke 8:00.3   

First Varsity Four
1. Ohio State  7:23.6             
2. Washington State 7:24.7             
3. Syracuse 7:25.4             
4. Louisville 7:37.4             
5. Penn 7:48.5             
6. Tennessee 7:54.6

Second Varsity Eight
1. Ohio State 6:32.5             
2. Washington State 6:32.8             
3. Syracuse 6:43.2             
4. Louisville 6:46.0             
5. Penn 6:47.8             
6. Tennessee 7:03.0             
7. Bucknell 7:08.2 

First Varsity Eight
1. Ohio State 6:21.8             
2. Washington State 6:28.8             
3. Syracuse 6:33.6             
4. Louisville 6:42.5             
5. Bucknell 6:47.7             
6. Tennessee 6:52.3             
7. Penn 6:58.7   

Boat-by-Boat Record
1V8: 2-0 (8-0 in 2015)
2V8: 1-1 (7-1 in 2015)
1V4: 1-1 (6-2 in 2015)
2V4: 2-0 (6-2 in 2015)
1N8: 1-1 (4-4 in 2015)