2V8 and 1V4 Headed to Grand Finals
2V8
May 27, 2017

West Windsor, N.J. – Ohio State’s Second Varsity Eight and First Varsity Four advanced into the Grand Finals to highlight the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships on Saturday morning at Mercer Lake.

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Needing to finish in the top three of the A/B semifinals to advance to the Grand Finals, the 2V8 and 1V4 did exactly what they had to do. The 2V8 started its race off with a steady stroke and at the 500m mark was in third place. Rowing against Washington, Brown, Texas, Yale and Syracuse, the 2V8 moved up to the second-place position at the halfway mark of the race and would not relent. The final time for the 2V8 (6:22.48) earned them silver and a spot in Sunday’s Grand Final at 10:36 a.m. ET.

The First Varsity Four’s race got out to a fast start with Wisconsin pushing the pace early. California took over the six-boat race at the 500m mark and led the rest of the way. Around that time of the race, the Buckeyes slowly started their ascension to the No. 2 spot, first overtaking Wisconsin, and then Texas and Stanford. It was a battle to the end between the Scarlet and Gray (7:03.8) and Texas (7:04.4), but in the end Ohio State prevailed for the second spot and earned a bid to Sunday’s Grand Final at 10:12 a.m. ET.


 

 

Racing in the deepest field of the day, with four of the top-five ranked boats, the 1V8’s heat was a true back and forth battle for the top three spots. Washington and California placed some distance between themselves and the rest of the field around the 500m mark and it left for a duel between Ohio State and Texas for the third and final coveted spot for the Grand Final. The Buckeyes and Longhorns went back and forth, stroke for stroke, over the last 500m of the race, but in the end, Texas prevailed with a time of 6:12.13 over the Scarlet and Gray (6:12.35) in what was nearly a photo finish. With the fourth-place showing in its heat, the 1V8 will race in Sunday’s Petite Final at 10:48 a.m. ET.

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Sunday’s Scoring Table
The table below represents how many points each boat can earn on Sunday. The 2V8 and 1V4 will be racing in the Grand Finals for places 1-6. The 1V8 is in the Petite Final, and the best finish it can register is seventh place.

 

Place

I Eights

II Eights

Fours

1

66

44

22

2

63

42

21

3

60

40

20

4

57

38

19

5

54

36

18

6

51

34

17

7

48

32

16

8

45

30

15

9

42

28

14

10

39

26

13

11

36

24

12

12

33

22

11

13

30

20

10

14

27

18

9

15

24

16

8

16

21

14

7

17

18

12

6

18

15

10

5

19

12

8

4

20

9

6

3

21

6

4

2

22

3

2

1


1V8 Results – 9-5 W/L by Race, 38-7 Overall

  1. Washington 6:09.85
  2. California 6:11.79
  3. Texas 6:12.13
  4. Ohio State 6:12.35
  5. Brown 6:21.37
  6. Wisconsin 6:23.30 

Cassandra Johnson
Anne Dietrich
Alice Riley
Bridget Schodorf
Aina Cid I Centelles
Rachel Engel
Stephanie Williams
Ida Kruse
Coxswain – Cassidy Jenney

2V8 Results – 8-6 W/L by Race, 36-8 Overall

  1. Washington 6:18.49
  2. Ohio St 6:22.48
  3. Brown 6:24.28
  4. Texas 6:24.92
  5. Yale 6:29.61
  6. Syracuse 6:43.01 

Stephanie Gase
Catherine McNutt
Maddie Perrett
Sarah Peffley
Annie Jachthuber
Sandra Dinter
Morgan Hummel
Allyson Baker
Coxswain – Anjali Fernandes

1V4 Results – 9-5 W/L by Race, 39-5 Overall

  1. California 6:58.5
  2. Ohio State 7:03.8
  3. Texas 7:04.4
  4. Stanford 7:09.03
  5. Wisconsin 7:09.93
  6. Virginia 7:21.69 

Ashley Saba
Joan Darnell
Abby Ernst
Kaylee Koker
Coxswain – Helen Sudhoff