Women's Rowing

Ohio State Advances to NCAA Championships Semifinals

Go Buckeyes! Chloe Meyer and Sara Handa
Go Buckeyes!
Chloe Meyer and Sara Handa
Go Buckeyes!

May 31, 2013

Indianapolis, Ind. - All three Ohio State crews advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Division I Championships Friday morning at Eagle Creek Park.

The Top 2 crews from each heat automatically advanced to the semifinals, which begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The remaining teams rowed in repechage races Friday afternoon with the winners of each race securing a place in the semifinals.

The first varsity eight of Katie King, Cori Meinert, Eelkje Miedema, Ashley Bauer, Meghan Birkbeck, Allison Elber, Holly Norton, Claire-Louise Bode and coxswain Victoria Lazur earned the first win of the day for the Buckeyes, taking first place in the third heat after crossing the line in 6:55.38 ahead of California (6:57.62) and Notre Dame (7:07.33).

The second varsity eight raced next. The crew of Daphne Socha, Katie Beletskaya, Silvia DeMatteis, Stephanie Johnson, Nicole Becks, Lauren Eckles, Samantha Fowle, Catherine Shields and coxswain Amanda Poll finished first, sounding the horn in 6:50.74. Virginia placed second in 6:55.79 and Yale rounded out the top three with a time of 6:59.42.

The first varsity four ended the morning of racing, placing second in its heat to qualify for the semifinals. The boat of Taylore Urban, Sara Handa, Chloe Meyer, Aina Cid-Centelles and coxswain Dara Schnoll finished its race in 7:55.26, behind USC (7:52.32) but ahead of Stanford (8:02.70).

2013 NCAA Division I Championships
May 31, 2013
Day 1
Eagle Creek Park
s, Ind.

Preliminary Heats

First Varsity Eight - Heat 3

1. Ohio State - 6:55.38

2. California - 6:57.62

3. Notre Dame - 7:07.33

4. Cornell - 7:21.85

5. Navy - 7:33.62

6. Marist - 7:55.83

Second Varsity Eight - Heat 1

1. Ohio State - 6:50.74

2. Virginia - 6:55.79

3. Yale - 6:59.42

4. UCLA - 7:03.96

5. Washington State - 7:12.16

First Varsity Four - Heat 2

1. USC - 7:52.32

2. Ohio State - 7:55.26

3. Stanford - 8:02.70

4. Princeton - 8:04.47

5. Rhode Island - 8:48.18



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